Jefferson Davis Parish Public Library

Continuous Learning

Because Learning Never Stops

If you have a specific skill or interest that you wish to share with others, please contact your local library. We are always looking for people to teach classes on many different topics.

Family Learning

Learning Express Library

Create a free account using your JDP Library card and gain access to a wealth of resources for the entire family. This site includes: skill building for math, English, social studies, science, technology, research and study, as well as standardized test prep and practice exams, adult literacy, US Citizenship, career help, and more!

Homework Louisiana

One of the BEST RESOURCES in Louisiana, offering free online tutoring, test prep, and job search assistance. Live tutoring is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Sign Language 101

This free video collection makes it easy to begin learning American Sign Language.

ThoughtCo

Lifelong learning on multiple disciplines for all ages.

College Education from Home

Academic Earth

Academic Earth offers access to free university online courses. These courses are available through other sites or directly through the universities, but AE brings them all together in one place.

Crash Course

These fast-paced videos pack a lot of information into a short, fun package. Content is for high school and college level, covering topics in the humanities and sciences.

Coursera

This site has a large online course library where classes are taught by real university professors. All courses are free (with a paid option for certificates) and the site is very easy to use.

edX

Not everything on this site is free, but it is definitely all top notch!  Courses are from some of the same universities found on the other sites, but edX organizes them into Courses (the free stuff), graduate level, professional certifications, and Xseries (in-depth knowledge).

FutureLearn

This site is based in the UK, so you’ll see courses from European universities.  Many courses are free but there are some that cost.

Open Culture

Open Culture has over 1000 lectures, videos and podcasts from universities around the world. It’s all free but it has a lot of ads – so be careful not to click on any images. Use this site when Coursera or Academic Earth aren’t enough.

OpenLearn

Another site based in the UK that also offers free university courses in an easy to search website.

Digital Skills: The Basics

GCF Learn

GCF has been helping adults learn 21st century skills for almost 20 years. All lessons are free and cover topics such as typing, Microsoft software, social media, internet safety, basic math and literacy, and more!

Google for Adults

Learn everything you need to know about Google Drive, Photos, Docs, Sheets, Slides, & more. This is the free alternative to Microsoft Office software, and we HIGHLY recommend learning it!

Learn My Way

This site is similar to the GCF site, except that it’s based in the UK and has excellent content.

Microsoft Learn

Microsoft makes it easy to learn all of their software for free through this site.

Digital Skills for the Future

Codeacademy

This site is dedicated to teaching computer coding for adults and older teens. Basic features are free, but the more advanced options cost.

Hack Design

This site is dedicated to teaching computer coding for adults and older teens. Basic features are free, but the more advanced options cost.

HTML Dog

Free tutorials for those who want to learn or improve computer programming skills, such as CSS, JavaScript, and HTML.

Tinkercad

This is THE PLACE to begin learning 3D design and is appropriate for all ages.

Udacity

Udacity offers online lessons on technology I’ve never even heard of!  To find the free lessons, filter your search by Type—Free Courses in the left Category menu. Want to build a self-driving car? You can learn it here!

Explore Your Inner Artist

Step by Step Painting with Tracie Kiernan

These free tutorials are for acrylic painting but can be adapted for other mediums. Appropriate for all ages.

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