Learn Free Lessons and Tutorials

Goodwill Community Foundation

The GCF Learn Free online lessons and tutorials teach tech skills, workplace skills, and other skills needed for success in today’s workplaces and classrooms.

What This Includes

Sample skills addressed: Digital Media Literacy, Critical Thinking & Decision-Making, The Now, Computer Science, Wearables, Freelance Work, Sharing Economy, Adapting to Change, Career Planning, Workplace Skills, Applying for Jobs, Work Life, Education & Training

Learner material

  • Each topic area contains tutorials, videos, mini-lessons with reading or listening material
  • Teacher Guides and tips share ideas for using the material as is or integrating into classroom instruction

Key Takeaways

  • Free online library of lessons, tutorials, and resources helps learners at high school and postsecondary levels build workplace, personal, and academic skills to meet the needs of the modern world
  • Participants can access tutorials on their own and move through in a self-directed or self-paced way, or instructors can provide additional structure. For example, a tutorial on digital media literacy could incorporate authentic examples related to a specific topic, course or sector. Accessible by higher-level English for Speakers of Other Languages and adult learners, and most high school and postsecondary levels.

Voices from the Field

Learn more about how this is used in practice.

One major benefit of this approach is students are able to meet their peers in the class and learn more about them, sharing their own strategies and experiences related to the skills.

Peer Connection Fosters Personal and Workplace Success Skills

Students at Waipahu Community School for Adults used the Foundation Skills Framework and GCF Learn Free to develop skills for personal and workplace success through group discussion and one-on-one counseling.

Goodwill Community Foundation’s Learn Free program has been developing open-access skill-building material for more than 19 years. These materials help learners gain the skills they need for the 21st century and are accessed by individuals and organizations. GCFLearnFree.org covers more than 200 topics, including 7,000+ lessons, 1,000+ videos, and 50+ interactive activities and games, completely free.

Adaptability & Flexibility

Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

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