I was recently introduced to the concept of Code Year, which challenges people to learn how to program by taking one mini-class a week throughout 2012. The first course goes out today. I'm a bit skeptical, but I've signed up (it's free) to see what kinds of things they're offering. It might prove useful for users who don't know the next step in the learning process or are looking for challenges to test their programming ability.
Code Year is a part of a larger site called Codeacademy, which apparently offers free programming tutorials and allows you to compare your progress through the exercises to your friends' progress, all through a slick-looking interface.
Anyway, I'd be curious to hear if anybody has used this site or is doing Code Year!