LearningExpress Online Resources Chosen by The Maine State Library
NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LearningExpress, LLC, a leading eLearning technology company, today announced a strategic partnership with the Maine State Library to implement the LearningExpress Library(TM) and Popular Software Tutorials online learning platforms into its statewide public libraries. Both products can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.
“In Maine, we are seeing a growing crisis of the digital divide among our patrons who need job search support, online training, and Internet access,” said Lee Perkins, Library Director for the Rice Public Library in Kittery, ME. “A trickle of patrons coming in for computer and job support has recently grown to a steady stream. The LearningExpress online resources are a fabulous opportunity for so many people trying to close the digital divide.”
The LearningExpress Library online learning platform, geared towards both adults and young learners, provides the most up-to-date skill building and test preparation resources available. With LearningExpress Library, patrons can prepare for a wide array of career certification and licensing exams in such high-growth fields as education, allied healthcare, civil service, and the military, as well as succeed on important academic tests including the GED, SAT, ACT, and GMAT.
Popular Software Tutorials features interactive teaching videos that guide patrons step-by-step through the most popular software applications in use today–from Microsoft Office applications to Adobe Digital Design and Studio applications. The platform includes more than 70 interactive multimedia courses with practice sessions.
The Maine State Library obtained funding for this purchase from the U.S.
Department of Commerce’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) in order to give residents the tools and training for broadband use, increase the number of computers in libraries, and provide additional resources to all public libraries and residents in the state.
“We are proud that the Maine State Library has chosen LearningExpress online resources to help their residents cross the digital divide,” says Barry Lippman, President, and CEO of LearningExpress.
About LearningExpress, LLC
Founded in 1995, LearningExpress is a leading eLearning technology company that provides career advancement and education solutions to thousands of colleges and libraries in 36 states, currently helping more than one million people annually to meet their professional and education goals. The company offers comprehensive and fully integrated web-based platforms designed to help users assess, explore, find, prepare, pursue, and achieve their career endeavors. Visit LearningExpress, LLC at www.learningexpressllc.com <http://www.learningexpressllc.com/>.
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