List of Free Online Stenography Courses and Education Materials

See our list of the top free online stenography courses. Learn about what courses are available and what topics they cover to find the course that's right for you.

Info on Free Online Courses and Education Materials

Online stenography materials are usually available through sources that aren't affiliated with public or not-for-profit schools. While the self-guided tutorials and practice exercises outlined below won't lead to college credit, they can help students learn various shorthand techniques.

Free Online Stenography Tutorials

1916 Gregg Shorthand Manual at The Internet Archive

This online text includes 20 lessons with reading and writing exercises. Topics of study include methods for transcribing blended consonants, diphthongs, prefixes, suffixes and vowels. Readers also have access to the Gregg Shorthand alphabet. The manual can be viewed online or downloaded to an e-reader. A PDF download is available as well.

Learn Shorthand at National Shorthand School Books

This publisher offers 26 online lessons focusing on the use of Pitman's Shorthand. Through technique overviews and training exercises, students can learn how to represent consonants, vowels and figures at speeds of up to 50 words per minute. The materials are expected to take 2-6 months to complete.

Teeline Shorthand Tutorial at Goldsmiths, University of London

This Teeline Shorthand tutorial was originally designed for graduate journalism students at Goldsmiths, University of London. Materials consist of 11 audio transcripts that can be used to practice shorthand techniques. Students can also check their work with graphic versions of each transcription. RealPlayer is needed to access the audio recordings.

Word and Sentence Drills for Gregg Shorthand at The Internet Archive

A digital copy of this text is available to students who want to practice using shorthand phrase forms and wordsigns to translate vocabulary lists and sample sentences. Lessons are linked to corresponding page numbers of the Gregg Shorthand Manual. Students can download the word and sentence drills to an e-reader, view them online or save them as a PDF file.

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