Local libraries launch online learning tool

"We actually had a great example almost the day we launched it," says Deb Koep, deputy director of the West Vancouver Memorial Library, speaking about a new online learning tool available for free to North Shore residents.

Since last month, the West Vancouver and City of North Vancouver library systems have offered Lynda.com, a web tool that gives patrons access to thousands of self-directed online training courses. Lessons are delivered through a series of videos and cover a range of topics, including computer software, business, management and design. Courses are suitable for beginners and those with a general interest in exploring a subject area or learning a new skill (like how to use a tablet or build a website), as well as working professionals. For example, engineers or architects who are in need of specialized support or are looking to upgrade their skill sets would find many courses of interest. More

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