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Khan Academy

khanKhan Academy has delivered over 224 million free online classes.  Using video you can learn and review math from arithmetic to calculus, science, finance, computer science, humanities and test prep for some topics.

Khan Academy has received a great deal of media attention for its easy and clear means of instruction.  It is really changing the way we receive assistance in learning or reviewing a math or other concepts.



Learning Express

Are you looking for a job? In this economy many people are.

If it’s been awhile since you applied for a job, or interviewed for one, take a look at Learning Express. It’s linked from our webpage. You can use this service in the library or from home. (It is one of several subscription online services that the libraries subscribe to for your benefit.) You set up an account, using your library barcode number, and your own PIN. You can log in and save your work and return to it later.

There are many practice tests on many subjects for both children and adults. One section of particular interest to job seekers is Job Search and Workplace Skills. Included is information on improving writing and communications skills, resume and interviewing tips. Good information whether you are new or already in the workforce.


Online Learning

One of the most frequent requests for books that libraries receive are for test tutor books…books that help you prepare to take a test.

Many adults are working of GED (high school equivalency diploma) or ASVAB (entry into the armed services). We have a hard time keeping these books on the shelf.

So, we’ve subscribed to an online test tutor service called Learning Express. GED and ASVAB are available here as well as many other practice tests for adults such as real estate, nursing, law enforcement, and firefighter.

There are also practice tests for students preparing for SAT or ACT exams for college entrance.

Even elementary school students have practice tests available in reading and math.

You can work at the library or from home. You’ll need your library card number to log in from home. If you can’t finish the practice in one session you can save your work and come back to it at a later time.

This subscription was funded by a grant to the Cooperative from the State Legislature.


New online content

Learning Express has been added to the New River webpage. It’s an online test tutor with many practice test offerings for children and adults. From their information:

LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons—students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

You can use this at the library or from your home computer. All you need is your library barcode number from Baker, Bradford or Union County library. You create your account and can log back in if you don’t finish a practice session.

Take a look. Learning Express