This center offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, prepare for the GED test, or become a U.S. citizen.
Online Learning Courses
Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. You can enroll in courses with your library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
LinkedIn Learning New!
LinkedIn Learning provides on-line learning content with a focus on business, technical, and creative skills. It contains over 16,000 online courses taught by real-world professionals.
Northstar Digital Literacy is a self-directed assessment and learning tool that covers a variety of technology topics to improve user's digital literacy. It comes complete with short lessons and practice exercises to improve skills on a number of common computer topics:
- Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
- Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
- Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.
Northstar is funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services ARPA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.