My former college instructor, Jonathan Ross, has posted several video tutorials for teaching Blender to his classes. I have been given permission to post a link to them for newbies. They cover many topics, such as the Blender interface, Blender basics, mesh modeling & tools, curves & surfaces, materials & lighting, and animation & rendering. Jonathan points out that these are a work in progress and he will be updating the videos to keep up with recent versions of Blender. (I believe he uses v. 2.41 in the tutorials).
The videos are in .wmv format, but I think most people should be able to play them with VLC media player. Here’s a link:
Also, there are other video tutorials that people might find useful, such as for Audacity, Flash, and Wings3D.
I hope these prove useful to new users of Blender and digital media in general. Enjoy~