This online learning platform for public libraries is powered by Udemy for Business and provides patrons access to over 6,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by nearly 2,000 world-class instructors in their native language (French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish) across more than 75 categories. Curated from 150,000+ courses on Udemy.com, this top collection enables libraries to provide patrons with a personalized learning experience to gain the skills they need to compete in today’s shifting economy.
As the employment landscape continuously changes, workers are being tasked to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive. Some studies indicate workers on average change jobs 12 times in their lifetime, making it essential for libraries to offer services that help adults build new skills that align with industry trends and to prepare for the shift toward workforce automation. Gale Presents: Udemy empowers users to keep up with these demands, providing upskilling opportunities in areas such as business, tech, design and more to enable professional and personal success.
With a library card, along with a Google or Microsoft account at participating public libraries, patrons can access thousands of online courses as well as select instructors and content that best match their skills needs and learning preferences. Users can filter search results by course features, competency level, duration, topic and ratings, enabling them to pave their own learning journey. When courses are completed, users receive a certificate of course completion.