This list is intended to help educators, developers, and entrepreneurs learn about existing digital resources for adult learning. As we have not tested these products ourselves, this list is an overview of current digital offerings in the main need areas of adult learning. Items are listed alphabetically by and within area of learning need.


The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) is a professional learning platform for adult educators with PD opportunities, an online community, and resources.

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Microsoft Digital Literacy

These free courses teach beginning computing with confidence, staying safe online, using technology beyond school, and career planning.

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Mindflash is an online training course creation program. Instructors input existing content to create a full course including performance reports.

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MyCareerTools offers free online classes on the four subject areas of the high school equivalency exam. All lessons have video and text.

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National Geographic Learning: World Class

World Class is a blended program for educators of high-intermediate and advanced English language learners with National Geographic content, images, and video to help learners expand fluency.

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News for You

This website offers easy-to-read news stores, updated weekly, that can help adults learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

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Newsela builds reading comprehension through leveled articles, real-time assessments, and actionable insights.

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Northstar Digital Literacy Project

In free online modules, learners assess their basic skills on computers and online. They then can take assessments and obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate, a credential for employment.

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OER Commons

Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons is a dynamic digital library. Users can explore open education resources sorted by subject and/or education level and join the OER network of educators.

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Pre-GED Connection

These 26 free videos cover the reading, writing, math, science, and social studies skills linked with GED test preparation.

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