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lynda.com logoLynda.com – A leading learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Check out the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

 

 

 

Free Gale coursesGale Courses – A wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

 

 

 

 

PronunciatorPronunciator – A fun way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Includes new COVID-19 language course in 101 languages.

 

 

 

 

ProCitizenProCitizen Canada – Comprehensive citizenship courses for new Canadians. This is offered through Pronunciator, and you’ll need to create an account through that resource first.

 

 

 

 


Lectures

  • In Our Time – Episodes of BBC Radio’s popular ‘history of ideas’ show are archived here. Listen to a podcast on the age of the universe, or whether we are near to achieving the thinking, feeling computer.
  • TED Ideas Worth Spreading – TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) offers “ideas worth spreading…1500+ talks to stir your curiosity.”
  • TEDX Events –  Designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue at the local level. Check out the Editors Picks, or look for upcoming webcasts.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

What is a MOOC? A wide range of free not-for-credit (some fees apply for credit courses) courses commonly offered through universities and colleges, and open to anyone. Course length and time commitments vary. Teaching is through video lectures, podcasts, online discussions and links to articles and ebooks. Here are some examples:

  • Coursera – courses that span the humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business and computer science.
  • EDX – partnership between MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and University of Texas. McGill University, the University of Toronto and others, offering courses “designed to be interesting, fun and rigorous.”

 Tutorial Learning

  • Khan Academy – Thousands of high quality short videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice. Created by Salman Khan who began posting math tutorials on YouTube, it’s a fantastic way for high school and university students to get help with difficult concepts.

Databases & More – more online resources available with your library card


Explore Your Topic – find curated information on a variety of topics


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