Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Go Back to School: Take an online class through with Universal Class!

Online Learning Launched @ VT Public Libraries

Beginning this month, we are offering free access to over 500 online classes via Universal Class, a resource made available from Recorded Books, Inc. You can access these classes in the library or from home by using their individual library barcode. The State Department of Libraries used federal funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to pay for the first year of a two-year contract.

Universal Class is an online learning service providing high quality courses for citizens (generally high-school age and older) interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

Courses cover a wide range - from hobbies (arts and crafts, dog training, photography) to job skills (writing improvement, medical billing, computer programming, domestic violence counseling) to education and test preparation (writing for children, general science, Algebra, Homeschooling Strategies) - and much more!

Each class is self-paced with an instructor who interacts with students. Class curricula include homework assignments and students have up to six months to complete a class.

You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses. You have up to 6 months to finish each course. You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.

Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email.

These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.

Speak to Jennifer at the library to get a login code, then sign up for a course!

Browse course topics here at Universal Class for Vermont State Libraries.

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