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GCFLearnFree.org is a free digital literacy curriculum for beginning to intermediate levels of digital literacy. It teaches a wide range of topics—including using Microsoft Office and email—as well as core areas such as reading and math, and essential skills such as personal finance, adapting to change, decision-making, and more.

Cost: Free

Key Features

  • Online tutorials walk users through the initial steps of using a computer or smartphone.
  • Free, self-paced courses in a range of subject areas, all designed with beginner users in mind.
  • More than 2,400 lessons, 900+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games across over 200 topics.
  • Content is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

GCFLearnFree.org includes 200+ topics to learn in math, reading, technology, and more.

Content includes a mix of text, video, and interactive instruction to suit all learning styles.

YouTube playlists featuring a range of technologies.

Evidence of Effectiveness

From seniors learning computer basics to seasoned professionals brushing up on Microsoft Office to unemployed individuals gaining career skills to students practicing math, people from all walks of life have used GCFLearnFree.org—104 million since 1992, to be exact. You can see a list here: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/info/who-uses-us/1/.

What They're Saying

“Excellent education, free for all! This is what the internet is meant to do. In love with these videos!!!”

-Milan Gupta, Beginning Graphic Design: Color, via YouTube

“I love @GCFLearnFree! This site is up to date, informative, and makes learning easy. My 10-year-old daughter told me about this site, and she learned Excel all by herself just by repeatedly viewing these tutorials. The interactive part is a triple plus.”

-Foxy Proxy, @proxies215, via Twitter

“Thank you for your tremendous efforts helping people like me get the best from the free online courses you offer to help empower my life. I’m really grateful. #LOVEFROMW/AFRICA.”

-Ahmad Salahuddin Korka, via Twitter

Key Tips for Implementation

GCFLearnFree.org Teacher Guides offer tips and strategies for incorporating GCFLearnFree.org into classrooms

Case Study

This YouTube video shares how an education provider found success using GCFLearnFree.org to help a couple who were struggling to improve their digital literacy skills.

Other Digital Resources

The resources and tools page includes site tours, teacher guides, and promotional fliers.

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