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Lifelong Learning

This page highlights Vaughan Public Libraries' lifelong learning resources for customers of all ages. Whether at home or on the go, Vaughan Public Libraries offers resources that can assist you in learning a new language, help with research, upgrade your business skills, and even offer instructions and ideas to meet the interests of your hobbies.

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Lynda.com gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing.
Note: This site requires a Vaughan Public Libraries card to sign in.

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Transparent Language

Learn a new language today! Transparent Language helps you learn over 100 different languages. This site requires a Vaughan Public Libraries card to sign in.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. Note: This site requires a Vaughan Public Libraries Card to sign in.

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Kanopy features several streaming instructional films and lessons on topics such as Food Technology, Health, Fashion and Beauty, and more! Note: This site requires a Vaughan Public Libraries Card to sign in.

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Practice for the Ontario G1 driving test with free practice tests and a G1 test simulator! Each test is based on the MTO Driver's Handbook, and uses the same method of grading and same types of questions you'll find on the real test. Available Online.

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TV Ontario Education

TV Ontario Education is an Ontario-based resource providing links to the Independent Learning Center, Homework Help, and resources for adults looking to complete their GED.

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Peer 2 Peer University

Peer 2 Peer University (or simply P2PU) is a non-profit organization that facilitates equitable learning beyond institutional walls.

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Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy - The Networking Academy program delivers ICT training to help improve career and educational opportunities for individuals in communities around the world.

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Open Textbooks

Search for quality open textbooks offered in a variety of digital formats; the first step in adopting open educational resources. Available Online.

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Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations wordlwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

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EdX is a massive open online course and online learning platform that hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a wordwide audience at no charge.

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MIT Open Courseware

Access course materials (including textbooks) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for free. MIT Open Courseware includes course materials in English, Chinese, Persian, Spanish, and more.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that offers practice courses in Math, Computer Programming, Physics and more. Contains resources for middle school and high school levels.