First of all Cursera is [in imho] one of the best learning portals that you'll ever come across. It has an array of courses from top universities from across the globe for free!!!! Some of those classes can actually be used as credits towards your specific degree.
If you ever felt like learning something new from a respectable source, Cursera is the place to start from. It's practically a university into itself.
Anyway, I've been wanting to wet my toes on something completely different. At work Cursera came in and made a presentation, and after taking a few courses here and there I was inspired to explore the world of digital arts.
Because of work and my financial situation I can't commit to an Art School/college at this time, so I've decided to take an alternative route. I came across a few learning portals, but I have no clue as to what would be the best choice for a beginner. Practically I have to start from the basics and that means master the adobe programs like Photoshop, after effects, etc.
After doing some research Linda and Digital Tutors seem to be the choices for beginners. Anyone here has any experience with any of the two?
There are other sites like Gnomon and fxphd but those might be a bit too advance for a beginner...