Here are some sites that offer a wide variety of on-line courses including some computer courses. Some courses are free and others have a cost. This list is posted on the Vancouver Public Library site. Note that you need a VPL card to log into the VPL site. You can get the card at a VPL branch.
|Lynda.com||web design, business/marketing, software development, photography, video/music/audio editing, 3D animation, graphic design and more.||$19.99 per month basic, $29.99 and up, premium level or accessible at no cost through the Vancouver Public Library site online if you log on with a VPL library card.|
|Coursera||Most content comes from universities, so their course offerings are mainly academic, with a heavy focus on business and entrepreneurship. Many of their courses are introductory, so no previous college experience necessary.||Free|
|Creativelive||photography, design and audio-visual production.||Some free, others free if you sign up for account|
Mainly academic. One content partner, the Open University, provides introductory level courses that have broad appeal
|Free if you sign up for an account|
|Udemy||Udemy has a technology focus, but plenty of fun options like cooking and crafts.||10% are free|
|Udacity||Udacity has a heavy focus on advanced technology, as well as business and workplace applications.||Free if you sign up for an account.|
|Open2study||Australian. Introductory college courses with popular appeal, such as World Music and Chinese Language & Culture|| Free if you sign up for an account.
Credit courses available at a cost.
|EDX||Mainly academic, business and technology courses.||Free if you sign up for an account.|
|Canvas||Business, design, academics, art – broad range of topics.||Most are free.|
|Kadenze||Art mostly from art institutions in the US.||free for some courses, $ 10.00 a month for premium level including credit courses.|