Discover Toolkit


Adults are self-directed learners. One of the most empowering ways in which we can assist adult learners is to put the learning tools into their hands. Technology helps us to do that.

Most of these tools are free (or have a free version) and work perfectly on smartphones/ tablets – so are particularly useful to engage hard to reach learners.

So give it a go… you will benefit from:

  • Learning intuitive powerful digital tools for engaging your adult learners
  • Understanding the potential of digital tools for adult education
  • Being motivated to incorporate some of these new tools into your teaching practice
  • Increasing your own digital literacy enormously


As educators ourselves, we understand and recognize that there is no one size fits all approach to teaching and learning. That’s why we have organised our 20 tools into three key categories making it really easy to find the best tool(s) for you.

Are you an adult educator who wants to develop your digital teaching skills? You might find our Ease of Use categorisation particularly useful. Maybe you are here to find a digital tool to make your lessons more visual and engaging for your adult learners? If yes, then our Learner Style Categorisation could be more appropriate for you.

Or you could be looking for a tool to help with you with a particular teaching activity? If yes then the Teaching Activity Category is for you. So get started by choosing the tool category most suited to your needs, you can then dive deeper by using the subcategories to find the tool you are looking for.