Online training

Broadband for Seniors online tutorials

Tutorials include: Windows 7, 8, Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010, Android and Apple tablets, social networking and digital photo editing.


Commoncraft provides quite a few short animated videos that explain some IT topics quite well. Besides computer type animations they have animations dealing with money and society. You don't have to join them to watch their standard animations. This is a paid service.


Explania is a site with short FREE tutorial type videos. The main ones dealing with computers are technology and software. Note: there are a couple of pages of each, use the page buttons at the bottom of the site. Also that the site videos are rather slow to load so have some patience. has a special section about computers and just for seniors.

Forward IT

Forward IT is a website put together by the South Australian government. It has tutorials on how to use the Internet safely and securely, at your own pace.

GCF Learn free

Tutorials include: computer, typing and mouse basics, tablets and iPhones, Windows XP, 98, 7 and Mac OS, Browsers basics, social media and cloud information.

Home and Learn Company

Tutorials include: Office products (Word / Excel) and web design for beginners.

How to geek

In pictures

In pictures is a free set of online tutorials that uses slides with mostly pictures on them (surprise, surprise) to explain how to do stuff. Covers MS Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013/365 plus Open Office. For the true nerds there are tutorials on HTML, PHP, MySQL and Perl.

i Settle with IT

i Settle with IT is a simple, step-by-step training in English and computer skills.

Jan's computer lessons and tutorials

Jan's computer lessons and tutorials is a well put together series of web pages that go from the basics to MS Office. Jan Smith describes herself as 'I am a mathematician by training, a teacher by profession, and a web designer by intent'.

Skillful seniors

Online tutorials for seniors on IT basics; for example, ergonimics, mouse, arrows, touch typing.

Steve's PC tutorials

This is an Australian site with some very well written downloadable pdf documents on Microsoft Office 2000, 2003 and 2010 plus other programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash.

Web Wise

The BBC provides information on computer, Internet and social media basics. Also check out the Web Wise Online course.