Brampton Library offers plenty of resources for free online learning. This is best if you are focused on building your skills, learning a new skill, testing your knowledge, or if you need assistance. eLearning has proven to be helpful for career development, re-certification, discovering a new hobby and extending your learning while in school. The library’s resources cover:

  • language learning
  • learning a new skill
  • taking courses
  • driving test practice
  • preparing for educational tests and the citizenship test

 

In this post, we will be exploring some of the different eLearning platforms Brampton Library gives us access to, what they are useful for and how to gain access to them. I will also be highlighting my experience with eLearning platforms: Lynda.com, Gale Courses and Mango Languages.

Lynda.com is an online eLearning platform that is great for developing a new skill, building your knowledge in specific areas and exploring different topics of interests. I am currently using Lynda.com to expand my knowledge on JavaScript. My favourite part about Lynda.com is that I get access to an unlimited number of free instructional videos and courses led by experts on a variety of topics. So I know that I am only a step away from learning something new.

So far, I have been using Gale Courses to expand my understanding of accounting, especially when it comes to analyzing financial statements. This platform is specifically designed for professional and personal development through 6 week long courses led by college instructors.  

I also enjoy using Mango Languages because it allows me to easily learn other languages through gamification. Mango Languages is meant to prepare you for realistic conversation by strengthening your communication skills in over 70 languages.  

There are also many other eLearning resources that Brampton Library offers its members. These include:

  • My Canada: a platform that equips you with an interactive learning tool to help users learn more about Canada and to prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Test.
  • Road to IELTS (International English Language Testing System): an eLearning platform that offers general training in English vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking tasks.
  • STEM Village: another useful program based on the Ontario Curriculum that guides students through a development path in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math using hands-on programming.

You can also click here to learn more about what these platforms have to offer, how to access them and register for them.

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