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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wethersfield Library Offers Free Online Courses To Residents by CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN

Free online courses on everything from Microsoft Word to making cookies are a mouse click away thanks to the Wethersfield Library.
Residents can learn the basics or polish their skills in more than 500 subjects through two services offered on the library's website.

The two services, Universal Learning and Learning Express, allow users to sign in and take courses at their own pace. Instruction typically includes written lessons that the user learns and reviews, followed by tests.

Offerings from Universal Learning range from math, science and business courses to lessons on the Civil War, cooking and spiritual growth. Students have six months to complete the course and may sign up for as many as five at once.

To take the online courses, visit the Wethersfield library website at

About Universal Class, Inc.

Universal Class, Inc. [also known as UniversalClass™ or™] 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 affordable 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.

Source: Hartford Courant