Does anyone have any ideas for simple programs that I could write to kick start my understanding of asp.net/vb.net

I have been working for my company for about a year now and they have just told me that I have to learn .net fantastic, they have just sent me onto a course but I am still finding it really difficult to understand what is going on.

If anybody could recommenced some simple but interesting programs that I could create just to start me off, I have Visual Studio 2005 installed. or maybe better still if there are any websites out there with simple instructions. I have looked but a lot of teh websites seem to be for complete experts.

Many Than