Adult Education

Here are some helpful links to free websites where you can build your literacy skills as an adult!

GetSetUp by MDHHS and Library of Michigan

GetSetUp is the largest and fastest growing online community of older adults who want to learn, connect and do wonderful things. In the 19 months since their founding they have grown to more than 4 million members around the world. The platform offers live classes taught by peers who are experts in their field, social hours hosted by community members, and special events with speakers who directly address areas of interest to older adults. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi and Mandarin. They’ve grown to over 150 employees spread across the world with core teams in the U.S., Australia, India, and more sites coming soon.  

GetSetUp classes include a wide variety of topics including live classes on technology, meditation, brain fitness, art, cooking, financial planning, aging in place, and more. Fees for classes for Michigan older adults are WAIVED using this code: MICHIGANHEALTH while booking a class., provided by the Public Library Association, includes many helpful, self-paced, instructional videos to strengthen your technology skills. Videos cover a variety of skills, including an introduction to email, avoiding scams online, safe search tips, and more! All free to view.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a great website that allows user to find self-guided lessons on primarily math topics. It provides a comprehensive experience by integrating lessons, questions, review work, and links to other resources. Users will need to have a login to use Khan Academy.

This is a very helpful resource for anyone learning how to type or who wants to work on their speed and accuracy. breaks typing into short, easy lessons, from beginner to experienced, that anyone can take step by step. It also allows you to track your progress if you create a login.


Created by the Goodwill Community Foundation, GCFLearnFree features tons of free lessons, from beginning phonics and grammar to division and algebra. What’s particularly nice about GCFlearnFree is that it doesn’t stop with traditional subjects — it also includes lessons on Microsoft Office and “every day” skills like understanding prescriptions and nutrition labels.

Excel Easy

Learn about how to use Microsoft Excel and strengthen your skills with this free, easy-to-use website full of tutorials, how-to guides, video demonstrations, and more!

Math is Fun

Sure, its name is corny and some of the graphics are aimed towards kids, but there are a lot of lessons and interactive activities on Math is Fun useful for adult learners. They even have a helpful math dictionary that anyone can use to look up math terms.

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