New virtual learning offering from library for students and job-seekers

The range of virtual offerings through the Cochrane Public Library continues to expand. jpeg, CT

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Both local learners and parents of local learners might be interested in a new offering from the Cochrane Public Library’s expanding stable of comprehensive virtual offerings.

It’s called Brainfuse, and it’s software the library has purchased to aid Cochranites in an increasingly at-home world.

“We are very excited to be offering this new resource for our community members; particularly during these difficult times,” reads a media release from the library.

There are on-demand learning tools for both children and adults.

A key highlight is free, online tutoring for students learning the Alberta curriculum in grades K-12 from 2:00-11 pm daily. Study plans are extra personalized, with study tools like flashcards and games.

Help is primarily in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies), and it includes SAT prep as well.

The software also includes a job search prep tool designed to support throughout the search process, including live online coaching similar to the tutoring offered for students. They can assist in resume or cover letter prep, help prepare for job interviews, and the software offer also includes supplemental content like templates and career assessment exams.

Like the tutoring, the live coaching is available from 2-11 p.m..

In addition to Brainfuse, other online assets available to Cochrane Public Library cardholders include free audiobooks, podcasts, normally-costly courses on a range of career skills, and other streaming media. There’s also access to millions of free e-book titles, even compatible with some e-readers.

Residents of Cochrane and parts of Rocky View County including Elbow Valley, Springbank, Bearspaw, Bragg Creek and Redwood Meadows are eligible for a library card. Adults are $20 annually, kids are free, and there are senior, student and family rates available.

For more information, visit CochranePublicLibrary.ca or call 403-932-4353.

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