GCFLearnFree Adds More Than 50 Articles to Its Collection

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New Content Focuses on Digital Technology

GCFLearnFree.org Adds 50 New Articles

GCFLearnFree.org Adds 50 New Articles

The new lessons focus on educating learners to better use technology in their day-to-day lives.

GCFLearnFree, an online-based educational organization, has added more than 50 articles and lessons to its existing offerings, bringing the total number of topics covered on the site to 163 and the total number of lessons to 1,456.

The new lessons focus on educating learners to better use technology in their day-to-day lives. Topics include effectively using Craigslist, OpenTable.com, Prezi, and Wikipedia; shopping online safely and securely, including finding reviews and purchasing online tickets; understanding the sharing economy using examples like Uber and AirBNB; using Bluetooth and understanding app permissions for smartphones; and choosing an email service, recovering passwords, and fixing broken links.

Some articles include step-by-step text-based instructions, while others use video to demonstrate how to do things like finding recipes online and getting directions with Google Maps.

“Our technology program has been popular for years, but we still see opportunities for growth. This new direction in curriculum creation is designed to fill in gaps in our content in an effort to provide a complete beginner with all of the tools he or she would need to become comfortable and proficient with technology,” says Jessica Rich, curriculum coordinator. “We also recognize that technology is ever increasingly a part of the everyday, so many of these new lessons address topics that empower people to use technology to make their lives better.”

To view the free lessons, visit gcflearnfree.org/technology.

About GCFLearnFree.org
Since 1999, GCFLearnFree.org has created and provided quality, innovative learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering more than 1,100 lessons to millions of people in more than 200 countries ABSOLUTELY FREE, GCFLearnFree.org has become a worldwide leader in online education.

A program of the Goodwill Community Foundation® and Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina Inc. (GIENC), all GCFLearnFree.org® educational content is designed and produced in the GCF Global Learning® building in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Keywords: Technology, mobile, smartphone, Internet

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