[Technology 1333] Re: Additional Information about GCFLeanFree.org

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Marian Thacher mthacher at otan.us
Fri Oct 5 12:23:41 EDT 2007


Hi Kelly,

This looks like a great resource, thanks for sharing it. I think
especially the financial literacy lessons will be useful here in CA. Your
message was forwarded to our CA Tech Mentor Network list and a number of
teachers tried it out and posted about it yesterday. Response was very
favorable, except for the registration glitches which it sounds like are
now resolved.

Thanks for sharing a good resource, at the right price! We have had GCF
listed as a teacher resource on OTAN since 2005, but the addition of these
lessons makes the site even more useful.

Marian

The Technology and Literacy Discussion List <technology at nifl.gov> on
Friday, October 05, 2007 at 6:55 AM -0800 wrote:

>Thanks to everyone who took a look at our site, www.GCFLearnFree.org,

> yesterday. Throughout the day, several of you emailed me and let me know

>that we were having some issues with our Join Now/Create an Account

>process. We just launched our redesigned site on Monday, and while we

>thought we had all the “bugs” worked out, a few were discovered

>yesterday. I think we have it all fixed and it should work correctly now.

>If you have any difficulties with creating a free account, please let me

>know!

>

>

>

>If you have not already taken a look at our new Everyday Life program, I

>encourage you to do so. We currently have 17 interactive lessons

>available, but will be releasing many, many more topics in the future.

>Current lessons include using an ATM, completing a bank deposit form,

>filling out a job application, using a bus map, and much more. I highly

>recommend you complete the short Tutorial before you begin. The lessons

>make a lot more sense after completing the tutorial, and you can

>understand how low-literacy learners would be instructed to complete the

>lessons. You will want to view the lessons with the sound on your

>computer turned on. Lessons have audio and text directions.

>

>

>

>Some of you may be interested in our Computer Training section, as well.

>Here we cover topics such as Computer Basics, Internet Safety,

>OpenOffice, and Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and

>more. Our Computer Training lessons are primarily text and

>screenshot-based, so may not be appropriate for all learners; however, we

>are moving to a video-based lesson format with supplemental text. You can

>take a look at our Publisher 2003 lessons to get a better idea of how we

>will develop future topics.

>

>

>

>If it sounds like our site may be of use to you or your learners, please

>take a look at it. It is a completely free resource! And don’t worry,

>when you create an account with us, we will never share your information

>with others or email you unless you opt-in for the newsletter.

>

>

>

>If you have any feedback, please let me know. We are especially

>interested in what literacy professionals think of these initial lessons

>and any topics that you think would be worthwhile for us to cover in our

>next round of production.

>

>

>

>Thanks for your time.

>

>

>

>Kelly Potter Markham

>

>Instructional Designer, GCFLearnFree.org

>

>kelly at GCFLearnFree.org

>

>

>

>Visit [ http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ ]http://www.GCFLearnFree.org today

>to learn the computer training and life skills you need to succeed!

>

>

>

>The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free!

>

>

>

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