Beacon Falls Public Library Launches Online Continuing Education Service
Beacon Falls Public Library launches Universal Class, an online continuing education service providing a diverse offering of courses for personal and professional growth.
Beacon Falls, CT (PRWEB) November 25, 2013
Beacon Falls Public Library (Beacon Falls, CT), in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the introduction of Universal Class, an online continuing education service providing a diverse offering of courses for personal and professional growth.
“I found Universal Class to be a great way to learn about a variety of topics, ranging from fun courses like candle making, to advanced learning, such as microbiology and chemistry,” said Ken Priestley, Beacon Falls Public Library Board of Trustee Chairperson. “Thanks to funding from The Katharine Matthies Foundation and (Bank of America, N.A., Trustee) we’re able to make this service available to our patrons.”
Universal Class offers patrons a unique online education experience. With a growing catalog of over 500 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the highest quality of online training. Over 300,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, and certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units, students enjoy a measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals and achievements.
“The courses are designed so you can learn at your own pace and convenience,“ said Ken Priestley. “There are many, many courses for entrepreneurs and people in the business community. Universal Class fits the needs of a wide variety of our patrons.”
Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care…plus 100’s more.
“So far, I have taken and enjoyed a class on using Windows 8, and now I’m improving my skills in Adobe Photoshop elements,” continued Priestley. “There is something here for everyone. I am a firm believer that you should never stop learning, and Universal Class gives us the opportunity to continue to learn in an easy-to-use format.”
Details on Universal Class may be found at http://www.mybflib.org, or see a library staff member at Beacon Falls Public Library.
About Recorded Books
Recorded Books, LLC is a leading provider of library services around the world, one of the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks, and a distributor of other audio products. Recorded Books delivers its products as both physical media (CDs and Playaway digital players) and via OneClickdigital, a downloading service featuring eBooks and professionally narrated English- and Spanish-language audiobooks for adults, children and young adults. Through RBdigital, Recorded Books also offers a host of educational and entertainment services, including digital magazines, language-learning programs, software training, and database services. Recorded Books is a division of Haights Cross Communications. For more information, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com.
About Universal Class: Universal Class, Inc. (also known as UniversalClass™ or UniversalClass.com™) provides online continuing education courses to schools, libraries, companies, educators, and individuals throughout the world. It aims to advance intellectual exchange in teaching, research, and service with its technology and belief that lifelong learning should be affording to all people of all cultures. With a growing course catalog of over 500 online classes, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality continuing education. Over 300,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With streaming video, website avatars, insightful instructional content, helpful tutors, and a social networking experience, Universal Class offers an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps students master and document their educational goals.
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