On-line Technology Tutorials

There are many great places to look for tutorials on all kinds of technology. If you like a self-paced way of learning, check out the sites below.

DigitalLearn.org

The headlining feature of DigitalLearn is its catalog of courses for learners. Each course is 6 to 22 minutes, and they are broken up into short modules. The courses are structured this way with libraries in mind: Learners don’t have a lot of time to spend at a public access computer taking lessons.

The courses are written at a fourth-grade reading level, making them accessible for a wide range of learners. Adding to the accessibility, the courses are mobile-friendly, and each lesson comes with a course transcript for users who might have difficulty hearing.

GCFLearnFree.org

GCFLearnFree is an educational website. The site has over 100 tutorials with written lessons, videos, infographics, and interactives. The courses cover a range of digital literacy topics such as technology basics, living in the online world, and Microsoft Office.

Techboomers.com

Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.

Techboomers provides three main services:

  1. Techboomers introduces users to trusted new websites and Internet-based applications through an easy-to-navigate directory and targeted emails based on their interests.
  2. Techboomers provides free video and article tutorials in a language suited to those who may not be the most tech-savvy. These tutorials teach the easiest and most efficient ways to use the websites, as well as how these websites can improve one’s quality of life.
  3. Techboomers keeps its users informed of important news and information about their favorite products via on-site alerts and periodic email newsletters.