You cannot imagine the excitement that buzzed around the room when a couple of newly acquainted volunteering colleagues were chatting happily about school days and all the new ideas for learning – IT based edcuation courses and another who has just sat a degree using online learning. Suddenly the William Tell Overture came on over the intercom. How we all laughed and started air typing – pretending to type the home keys from our beloved touch typing courses many years ago. I am never able to hear that music by Rossini without my mind dashing back to those much loved classes! How they have stood me in good stead throughout my life since leaving school too. I’ve never been out of work and my typing and secretarial skills have taken me all over the place. These days it is possible to take up any career imaginable – with the backing of online learning resources.