Adult Continuing Education Opportunities @ Your Library
Learning - whether it be for your career, education, or personal fulfillment - doesn’t have to take a backseat at home. You can participate in online continuing education opportunities through the Tuscarawas County Public Library System.
You’ll be amazed at the number of courses and training opportunities made available to you, from beginner to advanced, with your library card. Take a look to see what might interest or inspire you!
Lynda.com, now owned by LinkedIn, has more than 12,000 self-paced training courses available. Subjects range from computers to small business to graphic design. Microsoft Office, social media, video editing, web design, accounting, and creative arts are just a handful of the topics covered. Courses are taught by industry experts and offered for a variety of skill levels.
Lynda.com has also created “learning paths”, which are structured courses that include practice, quizzes, and other support to help users progress toward their goals. Participants receive a certificate of completion upon finishing a course.
Learning Express Library strives to help adult learners and students succeed on licensing and academic tests and to work on skills development. Career exam study guides are offered for adult learners, including CDL, electrical and plumbing, ASVAB, teaching, nursing, and real estate exams. For academic exam preparation, GED test prep, math skills, and reading skills practice are available. Learning Express Library also offers computer skills courses covering topics such as computer basics, internet, social media, software, and graphics.
Transparent Language offers self-directed courses for over 110 languages, from Afrikaans to ESL to Zulu. Lessons are available for beginning learners as well as intermediate users wishing to increase or review vocabulary and grammar knowledge. “Alphabet” and “Essentials” courses are also provided to help familiarize users with select language writing systems and the specific language needs of daily life or travel. ESL courses are an option for native speakers of over 25 languages.
Mango Languages is another language learning program available to library users. Mango provides instruction in over 70 languages and includes a handy mobile app. Some fun and unusual languages are offered, including “Pirate”! A unique feature is Mango Premiere – foreign films to watch online that engage and support Mango users in learning their selected languages. A convenient translation tool is also provided on the website.