Gale Courses, an online learning resource offering more than 350 instructor-led courses, are now available through the Baldwin Public Library website with a library card.
Gale Courses offer patrons access to more than 350 instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, business management, GED test preparation, and much more.
Patrons can enroll at no cost. Courses run for six weeks, with two new lessons released weekly, and new classes beginning every month. The courses are entirely web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments. A dedicated college-level instructor coordinates every course by pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback and facilitating discussions.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Gale to offer our cardholders the opportunity to explore the many classes on offer through Gale Courses”, said Josh Rouan, technical services coordinator. “Our community has always had a passion for lifelong learning, and Gale Courses gives people the opportunity to learn and acquire new skills in an instructor-led setting. It is the perfect mix of technological convenience and traditional teaching methods.”
Cardholders can enroll and participate in courses from home or use the library's public computers. For more information about the catalog of courses offered or to enroll in a course, visit baldwinlib.org/research.