Online Learning

Adult Learning Center from Brainfuse

Whether you're going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on skills, achieve your learning and career goals with live one-on-one coaching, practice test center, and online resources. Live coaches are available from 2 – 11 p.m.

Brainfuse

Brainfuse's signature service, HelpNow, offers online homework help, writing assistance, and collaboration tools available 24 hours a day for students of all ages. You can even connect to live tutors online between 2 – 11 p.m.

Career Online High School

The Kansas City Public Public Library, in partnership with Literacy Kansas City and Mid-Continent Public Library, is pleased offer a fully accredited, online high school program to selected, qualified adults via Career Online High School (COHS). We are offering a small number of scholarships to adult learners 19 years of age and older who apply and meet the criteria established by our selection committee.

Digital Learn logo

DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy. It focuses on the most basic skills, such as using a computer, navigating a web site, and searching. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long, written at a basic reading level, and help learners practice skills like using a mouse and setting up passwords.

Explora

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries.

Explora for Elementary school students

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction.

Explora for middle and high school students

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction.

HelpNow from Brainfuse

Online homework help, writing assistance, and collaboration tools available 24 hours a day. Connect live with expert tutors from 2 – 11 p.m.

JobNow from Brainfuse

JobNow provides live help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job, including acing the interview, building a resume, and personality & career assessments. Live job coaches are available from 2 – 11 p.m.

Prepare for entrance exams and certification tests by taking practice tests and tutorials.

Lynda.com logo

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Niche Academy logo

Niche Academy provides ready-to-use tutorials for the most commonly used library electronic resources. These video and text tutorials are maintained and kept current by Niche Academy's staff.

Freely available eBook downloads of public domain books that never expire and can be shared at will. An Internet Archive account can be created to borrow items not yet in the Public Domain.

Oxford English Dictionary

This noted authority on the English language supplements definitions with information about the origins and history of the words. To access: click "Sign in" on the right and enter your library card number in the appropriate field. Select "Kansas City Public Library" to access the full site.

Project Gutenberg offers over 59,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE – a development of Johns-Hopkins and other major U.S. Universities. E-books in the classics, history and literature, now totaling more than 10,000 titles.

Pronunciator offers phrase tutorials for over 80 languages, including ESL.

Universal Class

Universal Class offers the highest quality online courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Hundreds of self-guided courses are available covering topics such as event planning, cooking, business writing, candle making, estate planning, and public speaking.

Provides resources for test takers.

This is the link to the Missouri Department of Education's High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) information. This new test now takes the place of the old GED. It consists of a battery of tests in five subject areas: Language Arts - Reading, Language Arts - Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It includes a link for test takers to sign up, schedule and pay for the battery of tests, a link to find testing centers, requirements to take the test, and scoring, as well as a wealth of other information such as cost and how often you can take the tests.

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