A US government funded education institution, the National Information Security and Geospatial Technologies Consortium (NISGTC), is offering a free online beginners course to QGIS 2.2 (GST 101 QGIS 2.2). The seven module course is based on the Introduction to GIS course run by Rick Smith with new course material and tutorials specific to QGIS added by Kurt Menke. The course is in beta form at this time with an official launch planed for August 2014 on GitHub, enrolment is open to all.
Here is the course introduction:
Welcome to the QGIS introductory GIS course. Please note that this course shell is in beta. We appreciate your willingness to evaluate our course material in preparation for publication in August 2014. We are very excited that this new series of five complete GIS courses, all based on Open Source Software, will provide educators the curriculum and tools they need to adopt open source GIS software into their GIS programs.
We ask that you follow the sequence of modules presented in the Modules and complete the lab assignments one at a time. You are welcome to make remarks on either in the discussion area for each module. Please note that this is a self-paced, open enrollment, course without instructor support or presence. We make this material available to the public for their own use. We will publish the course officially on Github in August 2014. Anyone is welcome to reuse any of the material at that time for their own courses, with attribution under Creative Commons BY license.