Although I have been a fairly avid amateur photographer for years, this was my first exposure to working with Photoshop Elements. It was also my first "online" course experience. Both aspects went far beyond my expectations. The course was written at a level that made me feel comfortable . . . not so technical as to be confusing; yet not so basic as to be "spoon feeding" me. It was clear, precise and, just as importantly, written in a conversational manner, which made it a pleasurable experience. I had several questions during the course, including a real "mental block" on my part. In each instance, the responses were timely, informative and it was apparent to me that the course instructor (Beverly) and the teaching assistant (Eric) sincerely were interested in helping me. Very impressive. I feel that I now have a very strong Photoshop Elements foundation to build upon. While a course such as this could not cover everything that Photoshop Elemelnts can do, it did cover a large sampling of the program. It also gave me the confidence to experiment and try things on my own. Bottom line . . . great experience and looking forward to learning more!