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Nonprofits are busy, and it can be difficult to find time to
learn new skills. Self-paced online courses from easyLearning
offer an easy, flexible option: learn wherever you are and whenever you have
easyLearning's Course Catalog includes 1,500 online courses in professional development,
information technology and "desktop skills" such as Microsoft Office
and Windows. And they've recently expanded their catalog with new Microsoft
Office 2010 courses.
Courses are offered in levels from beginner to advanced, so
you can get a basic introduction to a topic or develop more in-depth expertise.
Courses are self-paced, and most take 2-3 hours to complete. Many courses also include
short assignments and suggested readings to help reinforce what you're learning.
The new Microsoft Office 2010 courses include an overview of common new
features in the Office 2010 suite, as well as separate courses introducing
new features in the 2010 versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and SharePoint. Each course
takes about 3 hours to complete. If your nonprofit is upgrading to Office 2010,
these courses would be a perfect way to learn what's new in 2010.
easyLearning's courses are web-based, so you can access them
from any computer with a web browser and internet access. One thing to note is
that the courses are presented using Flash. This means you can use Internet
Explorer or Firefox to access them, but not Safari.
easyLearning courses are available to nonprofits, regardless of mission type or budget. The admin fee for access to ten courses is $85, and organizations can request an
unlimited number of ten-course bundles per fiscal year. The same person can take 10
courses, or 10 people can take different courses - it's up to you.
whose missions include areas like workforce development, job skills training,
or youth empowerment can also share their easyLearning courses with their programs'
beneficiaries. Additional details regarding
eligibility are available on the eligibility
and restrictions page.
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by Ariel Gilbert-Knight, Director, Content, TechSoup
Office 2010 doesn't seem to be available on EasyLearning's website. In fact, they list Office 2007 as "new."
Hello - My apologies for the confusion, I had included an incorrect link in the original post.
I've updated the post to reflect that the catalog (including Office 2010!) can be found here: