Learning never stops. Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Rossland Public Library now offers hundreds of online courses through Gale Courses.
“We’re excited to be able to offer Gale Courses to the residents of Rossland,” said Library Director, Beverley Rintoul. “The courses are instructor-led and cover a wide variety of subjects.”
Gale Courses offers courses in language learning, accounting, computer skills, design, writing, teaching and personal enrichment. The courses are free for library members. Library members can sign up and log in with a library account anywhere they access the internet. With six-week courses, library users can join programmes year-round.
The Gale website says,
“Gale Courses supports libraries as educational institutions and gives community members easy access to lifelong learning opportunities including professional development, technology, and personal enrichment courses.
“Available 24/7,Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced with images, videos, and games to support varied learning styles. Users will enjoy a self-paced learning environment and engagement with fellow students and instructor through weekly discussion boards.
“Your library can enrich lives by providing diverse learning opportunities with classes that support:
- Business professionals– with communication, entrepreneurship, human resources, management, manufacturing, and marketing offerings
- Computer and technology– suiting skill levels from beginner to advanced in software, computer applications, web design, and programming
- Parenting, language & arts, hobbies, and more– a wide array of personal enrichment subjects with something for everyone
- Health and wellness offerings– certifications in topics from mental health and aging to pain management and nutrition.”