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. Gale Courses provide diverse learning opportunities that support the following:
- 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
For more information on your local parish’s databases available to you and to see if your library carries this resource, stop by your local library to sign up for a library card. You can find your nearest library branch here.