Excellence in Adult Education

Online Technology Related Resources for Adult Educators

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The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in ten main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy.


Khan Academy mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.  We have resources for students, teachers and parents.

  • Math by subject
  • Math by grade
  • Science & Engineering
  • Computing
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Economics & Finance
  • Test prep


Open2Study provides free, specialized short courses, entirely online, across the world, in a range of subject areas.


These free Digital Literacy and IT skills courses range from foundation-level certificate courses for complete beginners to a fully comprehensive certification program.


LINCS offers self-paced online courses for adult education practitioners. These courses are available for use anytime, anywhere on the LINCS Learning Portal. Be sure to create a LINCS account to receive announcements on new professional development opportunities.

  • Career Pathways
  • English Language Learners
  • Open Educational Resources – STEM
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Reading


Online Assessment System for Internet Students, or as we like to call it, OASIS! Our goal is to help you get a better understanding of what to expect from an online course. A customized report is generated following the completion of each survey. You can access your results via the Lookup tab in the upper left corner of this page.



GCFLearnFree.org contains more than 1100 lessons to help learners improve the technology, literacy, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. Content is particularly useful for low-level readers and ELL students. This is a great resource for introducing basic technology skills and software.