EDC’s TV411.ORG is a free, multimedia, interactive “self-service” hub of hundreds of educationally sound and engaging materials that build the reading, writing, science, and math skills of adults with low literacy and provide adult educators with resources to enhance their instruction. The website is the online component of EDC’s award-winning TV411 public television program. To date, 61,568 people have created accounts to access TV411.ORG’s free resources, which include videos and lessons, adult educator resources, and personal portfolios. All of the materials are designed to support adults in building the foundational skills they need to achieve their goals--whether that is finding a new job, pursuing further education, or refining how they handle their finances. The resources include:
- Reading: 34 videos—and related Web lessons/resources—that focus on understanding what you read, studying/test prep, and libraries and books.
- Writing: 26 videos—and related Web lessons/resources—that focus on creative and personal writing, grammar, and writing for work and the GED.
- Vocabulary: 15 videos—and related Web lessons/resources—that focus on dictionaries and thesauruses and understanding how words work.
- Math: 21 videos—and related Web lessons/resources—that focus on basic math; ratios, averages, and exponents; fractions, decimals, and percentages; and geometry.
- Science: “What’s Cooking?”—a series of videos and lessons that use cooking to explain key science concepts.
- Finance: 12 videos—and related Web lessons/resources—that focus on earning and spending and saving and investing.