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AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
The AARP website is an active news network that provides a series of helpful articles on basic digital literacy and computer tips. In addition to digital literacy resources, AARP also published news stories relevant to older adults from all walks of life including BIPOC and queer communities.
DigitalLearn.org is an online hub for digital literacy support and training operated by the Public Library Association. They offer free prerecorded courses on basic digital literacy skills, such as using a computer, navigating a website, and searching. Modules are video-based with narration, typically 6 to 22 minutes long, and written in plain language.
GetSetUp is an international online learning platform for older adults. They offer live classes taught by peers, social hours hosted by community members, and special events with guest speakers. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi and Mandarin with core teams in the U.S., Australia, and India. Users must make an account to access courses and there are both free and paid account options. GetSetUp also posts articles about digital literacy for seniors that are accessible without an account.
The GFCGlobal program offers free tutorials and self-paced courses to teach essential technological skills to live and work in the 21st century. Courses and tutorials cover topics such as Microsoft Office, computer and internet basics, email, etc.
Technology for Tomorrow is a Vermont-based non-profit organization that provides education and advocacy to empower individuals and organizations with accessible technology and digital literacy education. Many of their free online courses are geared towards older adults, though they also offer programs for other demographics looking to improve their digital literacy skills.
SeniorNet offers resources and support for both individual tech learners and organizations. For individual older adults, SeniorNet offers networking services and events to keep seniors connected to each other in addition to tech support and connections to other resources. For senior-focused organizations, SeniorNet helps with digital capacity building and connections with discounted software and other resources. Users must make an account to access.
Skillfulsenior offers an easy and accessible interface that helps seniors learn computer basics. The site is designed for beginner to intermediate users and focuses on basic computer skills, including how to use a mouse, typing techniques, and computer ergonomics. To access all features users must create an account. Some articles and basic digital literacy information are available without an account.
Senior's Guide to Computers is designed to help seniors who are beginners at using technology. They offer basic computer training in plain language including how to use different web browsers, set up your computer to address accessibility, send emails, and other basic tasks. The site also offers detailed information on storing and saving data, setting up security protocols, and selecting software and hardware for your technology set-up.
Teach an Old Dog New Tricks is owned and operated by Tony Horowitz who offers basic computer skills training for seniors and beginners. He has created a series of short videos on basic computer and software skills for free on his YouTube channel. Tony Also offers paid consulting services to organizations and paid one-on-one lessons to individual learners.