Gale Courses offers instructor-led online courses on some of the most highly requested adult education topics. Gale has collaborated with experts in many professional fields to create these online courses.
Gale Courses are self-paced, but still provide access to a real instructor to give you feedback, answer questions, and offer personalized guidance if you choose it. The quality of instruction is on a par with online courses from an accredited college, in fact, most of the instructors have advanced degrees and extensive teaching experience in a university setting. Yet these courses are not intended for students seeking credit toward a degree program. Instead, they are aimed at people looking to solve real world problems, enhance their careers, or enrich their personal lives.
Here is a sampling of the kinds of courses available:
There are a set of courses teaching how to use popular creative software programs like Photoshop for photo editing and Final Cut for video editing.
There are courses teaching how to use essential small business software like Excel and QuickBooks.
There are courses providing foundational education for entrepreneurs. “Accounting Fundamentals” and “Project Management Fundamentals”, for example.
Some courses offer basic preparation for specific career tracks like “Explore a Career in Medical Coding” and “Explore a Career as a Paralegal”
Yet another category of courses help students prepare for standardized tests like the ACT, the SAT, or the GMAT.
At this point, Gale Courses offers over 350 courses through libraries.