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Thanks to Ron Kalmin for sharing this presentation by Hewie Poplock given at the July meeting of the TBCS (Tampa Bay Computer Society). The following are some of the resources mentioned by Mr. Poplock. You can see all the courses and websites mentioned in the presentation, some free and some with fees. Some of the free ones are included here.

Learning Techology

  • TechBoomers Non-technical, how-to free courses for the novice. Learn how to use popular websites and applications.
  • Ask Abby Stokes Helps newbies conquer their fear of technology. Includes easy-to-understand videos (that can also be printed out) based on topics in her book, which she wrote trying to teach her mother how to use the computer and other digital devices. Also can order her book "Is this thing on?", a friendly guide to all things digital for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming.
  • Hewie Poplock's website/blog/classes Includes videos & tutorials, links to articles he's written, articles on other websites, product reviews, and more.

General Interest

  • YouTube Videos on any topic, anyone, events, reviews, showing you how to do anything, have your questions answered, etc., just search.
  • Ted videos Ideas Worth Spreading, covers almost all topics from science to business to global issues a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers. Topics from A to Z, videos of talks worth watching.
  • Goodreads Free website for book lovers.


  • WebMD Timely and trustworthy medical news and information. Includes easy-to-understand information on health, drugs and medications, health news, and a symptom checker. You can also sign up for health-specific email newsletters (e.g., Arthritis, Diabetes, etc.).

Schools & Lifelong Learning Online

  • Stanford Online A branch of Stanford University, offer courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide on math, science & technology, etc., many of them free.
  • Khan Academy Free online courses, lessons & practice for math (at various levels), science & engineering, computing, arts & humanities, economics & finance, test prep and career skills.

Computer Clubs & Organizations (Here in The Villages, there are five clubs.)

Sumter County Library And lets not forget all the resources available to us through our own Villages Public Library for learning, adventure, entertainment, and relaxation Books, eBooks, audio books, DVDs, CDs, even comics.

Click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FIHIyuITEk to watch Hewie's full presentation.

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