A more expensive option is an online class in digital photography. While the beginning class is around $300, it is an 8-week class and includes critiques and instruction from professional photographers. If you would like to learn photography on this level, this could be a great opportunity.
Or, if you are mainly concerned with Pay someone to take my online class learning how to use the digital camera you got as a gift, you may want to check out "The Art of Digital Photography" at UniversalClass. This class covers areas such as using the camera, scanning images, printing pictures and choosing cameras, along with basic photography for around $99.