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Online Courses

Free Courses Through the Library

These courses may require either a Clayton County PINES library card or the current GALILEO password to use. Please contact us at 770-473-3850 if you need the GALILEO password or require assistance.

db Brainfuse
The library provides access for Clayton County residents to this online tutoring service for children, teens, and adults covering many subjects. Tutors are available from 2pm-11pm daily, and assistance is available in English or Spanish. (Library card required.)

galileo Job & Career Accelerator - Computer Classes
The library provides access to free online computer courses (computer basics, Microsoft Office products, and Adobe products) to Clayton County residents through the Job & Career Accelerator service! (GALILEO Password Required)

galileo Learning Express Library
Practice tests and tutorials to help you prepare for vocational tests (ASVAB, real estate exam, police officer exam, firefighter exam, nursing exams, etc.), college placement tests (SAT, ACT, GRE), US Citizenship Exam, GED, and more. (GALILEO Password Required)

db Mango Languages
The library provides access for Clayton County residents to free, online, self-paced courses in Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and English (for Spanish-speakers).

More Free Online Courses

These courses are available through other web sites and are not affiliated with the library.

web Coursera
Free, online courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and more.

web edX
EdX currently offers HarvardX, MITx and BerkeleyX classes online for free. Beginning in Summer 2013, edX will also offer UTx (University of Texas) classes online for free. Online learners who demonstrate mastery of subjects can earn a certificate of completion. For the courses in Fall 2012, those certificates will be free. There is a plan to charge a modest fee for certificates in the future.

web Free Online Courses from
This page has links to free online courses and lectures on various topics viewable on your computer (some require iTunes). There are courses in archaeology, architecture, art and art history, classics and the classical world, economics, film, geography, history, journalism, languages, law, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, urban studies, aeronautics, anthropology, biology and medicine, chemistry, computer science and artificial intelligence, engineering, environmental resources, mathematics, physics, psychology, public health, and business.

web Georgia Connections Academy
Free, accredited online school for Georgia students in grades K-12 that are in need of an alternative to a traditional public school.

web Ted: Ideas Worth Spreading
Popular series of lectures on all sorts of topics - creativity, technology, innovation, global issues, business, design, and entertainment.

web Udacity
Free, online science and technology courses covering artificial intelligence, robotics, physics, statistics, theoretical computer science, applied cryptology, and more.

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