Editors Note: This information was published in 2014 and may not still be valid.
Tech Networks of Boston would like to share news of a great resource. The Boston Public Library announced that they are offering access to more than 300 free online learning classes through Gale Courses for personal and professional development. The classes cover topics such as project management, grant writing, Microsoft Office applications, Wordpress, and various other software programs. These courses include a web-based, instructor-led format and some offer accreditation.
If you have a valid Boston Public Library card or eCard, you can access these free courses online at any time. Courses are six weeks long and start each month. The course consists of two lessons a week, with professional instruction to pace participants, answer questions, provide feedback and to assign quizzes and coursework.
Card holders can use their account numbers to log in and sign up for classes via http://education.gale.com/l-bostonpl/.
Course Highlights include:
Accounting and Finance
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013
Blogging and podcasting for beginners
Introduction to Programming
Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials
Introduction to Photoshop CS6
Introduction to Illustrator CS6
Design and Composition
Creating WordPress Websites
Intermediate Flash CS6
Healthcare & Medical
Certificate in Meditation
Certificate in Stress Management
Language and Arts
Law and Legal
Employment Law Fundamentals
Real Estate Investing
Teaching and Education
Common Core Standards for ELA K-5
Introduction to Algebra
Microsoft Access 2007
Writing and Publishing
How to Make Money from Writing
View the view the course catalog here.
We are not affiliated with the Boston Public Library, but wanted to share this news. If your organization could use help with technology support and services, we would be happy to help. Please feel free to contact us.