Though I’ve been in the publishing industry (both print and digital) for quite awhile now, it’s nice to have a formal class on topics that I essentially learned on the job. One of those topics: typography.
I do highly recommend that anyone who is going to be working with the look and feel of text — and this includes editors, marketing managers, and content managers — be familiar with typography. I believe we’ve all seen examples of badly kerned words, for instance.
So, in the interests of pointing out a good resource, here you go: Coursera’s Introduction to Typography course. You can audit it for free or pay a small fee for a certificate. I’m auditing this class currently to see if I’ve missed something from my on-the-job education and might follow up later with any thoughts I have on it.