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Your guide to IT learning resources and online courses

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BBC WebWise

A beginners' guide to using computers and the internet with courses, videos and articles.

BBC GCSE Bitesize - ICT

IT resources and revisions to support the learning of information technology online covering software, hardware, databases, data communications and modelling.

BBC Scottish Bitesize - Computing

Revise and test yourself in computer studies at Standard Grade level.

BBC The Virtual Revolution

Learn more about information technology and the way the web is changing the world. It also includes a blog where you can share your thoughts on technology advances.

BBC News - Technology

Get the latest technology news: breaking news and analysis on computing, the web, blogs, games, gadgets, social media and broadband.

BBC Class Clips - Computers

Learn more about IT with this library of videos on computers including the history of software development, Bill Gates and geographical information systems.

IT courses

Learn IT by attending one of the courses listed by the UK's leading course finders.

Learn IT online


Web design training tutorials and help for web developers, designers and programmers, from HTML to Flash.

Learn Direct - Information Technology

Follow this online IT course to improve your job prospects or just to feel more comfortable using a computer in your spare time.

Directgov - Information Technology

Find out how to improve your computer skills or which computer course is right for you on this website.


Improve your knowledge of computer and internet terms with this online dictionary and search engine dedicated to technology definitions.


Learn HTML, JavaScript, ASP, PHP, SQL, CSS and XML with these free full web building and website design tutorials.


IT video tutorials on a range of design programmes including Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator tutorials.


Computer literacy and information technology online courses to learn essential IT skills, iMedia and Microsoft Office 2003 including Word, Excel and Access.

MIT OpenCourseWare

A huge range of free videos, lecture notes and other course materials on electrical engineering and computer science to support information technology training.

Academic Earth

Video lecture courses on computer science from top US universities focusing on programming, algorithms, computers and the internet and the human – computer interaction.


Free IT resources and study programmes on a range of IT subjects including computer graphics and gaming, computer hardware and repairs, computer programming and computer science.

Netskills TONIC

The online interactive tool created by Newcastle University and aimed at supporting computer learning: learn how the internet works, how to create a website and find out about online services and technologies.

Open University - IT and Computing

This free access to the OU course materials, ranging from data and information to ICTs in everyday life, supports those who want to study information technology independently.
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