Staff development – improve your IT skills for free

It’s January – the start of another PDR/FJP cycle – time to stock check your skills set, and identify the skills gaps that you should be trying to plug over the next few months.

IT skills will be near the top of many lists – it doesn’t matter whether you are a novice or an “expert” there will always be something new to learn.

Here are some of the sites you might like to explore to help you develop your skills online – at your own pace, and at a time and place that suits you.

Microsoft IT Academy

This resource is free to HWU Staff. The learning materials cover a wide range of Microsoft products from end user courses on Office 365, Microsoft Office, SharePoint etc. to more technical courses.

Go to the instructions on SharePoint or follow the link from Self Study/Online Learning

Office Training Centre

There are lots of videos and tutorials for Office 365 and all of the Office 2013 products – and more…in the Office Training Centre.  Just select the product you want to learn about and then explore the videos and tutorials.

Goodwill Community Foundation

The Goodwill Community Foundation has been producing free online tutorials for several years and there are now over 125 online tutorials to choose from.  Browse through the list of topics to see if there is anything suitable.

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