Online Learning

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Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses on related health and medical topics that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks, and new sessions begin every month.


Library 2 Go

Access thousands of ebooks, digital audiobooks, and emagazines for free with your library card. Get these same materials on your iOS or Android device with the Libby app!

 


LinkedIn Learning

Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts! Learn skills that will help you in school, personal, and work life for free with your library card.

 

Open Access Websites & Local Resources


BC Knowledge Network

An independent provincial public educational broadcaster that operates a television channel and streaming platforms exclusively in the public interest.


Berklee College of Music – Free Music Resources

Offers free course samplings and handbooks useful for teaching all aspects of music – production, theory, and practice.


Canada Learning Code

Numerous online or in-person programming workshops, free of charge. Different workshops for all ages and types of learners, on every topic from website design, to artificial intelligence, to internet safety and more! Includes resources for educators.


CBC Documentaries

Watch full episodes of CBC documentaries from CBC Docs POV, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, Short Docs, and more.


Coursera

Coursera partners with more than 275 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. Offers a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs. Must create an account.


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Digital Learn

If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.


EdX

Covers a great range of topics from universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Berkeley, meaning a high-quality, free online education is entirely possible here. Must create an account.


Kahn Academy

Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Topics include math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, etc., as well as grades K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.


Learn Free

Over 200 free, online tutorials on a large variety of topics in numerous languages from the Goodwill Community Foundation.


Media Smarts

Great resources to support digital and media literacy for all ages.


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National Geographic

Discover the magazine, photo galleries, and videos about the environmental and cultural landscape of our planet.


Open Yale Courses

Provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.


Social Media Lab

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Social Media Lab is a multi- and interdisciplinary research laboratory at Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University. Conducts research studies, as well as provides research tools and resources for both educators and learners.


TechBoomers

A free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.


TED Ed

TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. Includes resources for students, educators, and parents.


YouTube – Learning

Check out YouTube EDU for high quality educational videos on all topics, for every age.