[kids-lib] LearningExpress Library upgrade coming in January
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Tue Dec 10 12:05:38 PST 2013
I'm posting this on behalf of Arlene Weible, the Electronic Services Consultant at the Oregon State Library. - Thanks, Jen Maurer
In January, the Statewide Database Licensing Program will begin the transition to LearningExpress Library Version 3.0.
What is LearningExpress Library?
LearningExpress Library helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. The LearningExpress Library(tm) platform provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement. Popular software tutorials, Internet instruction and basic computer instruction are also included.
Upgraded features in LearningExpress Library 3.0 include a sleek new format and user interface that provides easier access to content. Centers-a collection of related materials organized around a theme or classification of user including:
* School Center (grades 4-12)
* College Center
* GED(r) Test Prep Center
* College Preparation Center
* Career Center
* Adult Learning Center
* Recursos para Hispanhoblantes (Spanish) Centers
Patrons can search and access tutorials before signing into and downloading content to their secure personalized portfolios, "My Center."
The new test preparation features includes learner, exam, and simulation modes. These timed and untimed practice modes, in which the user can view answers during testing, and practice in untimed mode to learn the material and in timed modes to improve test readiness, help students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic exams-such as the GED(r) test, COOP, HSPT(r), SAT*, ACT(r), AP*, PSAT/NMSQT*, ACCUPLACER(r), ASSET(r), and COMPASS(r), career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN(r), Praxis I(r) and II(r), and more, and build skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.
How Does the Upgrade Impact Users?
The update of LearningExpress Library and the shift to a new platform requires users to re-register their accounts. Accounts from LearningExpress 2.0 will not be carried over to the new version. Users should be encouraged to finish their work in Version 2.0, re-register their account in Version 3.0, and start new work in Version 3.0.
In addition, all new content added to LearningExpress Library, including materials for the 2014 GED Test, will only be available in Version 3.0.
How Will the Transition Work?
In early January, the State Library will provide custom URLs to libraries to access the new Version 3.0. Libraries will have the following options
* Immediately replace their current LearningExpress Library link with the URL to the new version
* Provide links to both Version 2.0 and Version 3.0 simultaneously, encouraging current users to finish up their current work in Version 2.0.
Libraries that access LearningExpress Library through OSLIS will have the option of accessing both versions through June 2014.
Please note: Access to Version 2.0 will be only be supported through June 2014
How Do I Learn More about Version 3.0?
LearningExpress Library provides regularly scheduled webinars specifically on the new features of 3.0. Please go to their product training site to register<http://www.learningexpressllc.com/support/webinars/home.cfm>. [http://www.learningexpressllc.com/support/webinars/home.cfm]The next scheduled live session is December 18, 2013.
There are also recorded videos introducing Version 3.0 available at: http://www.learningexpresshub.com/learningexpresslibrary/user-guides
Promotional materials for Version 3.0 are available at: http://www.learningexpresshub.com/center-administrator
If you have questions about access through OSLIS, please contact Jen Maurer<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>, 503-378-5011. All other questions can be directed to me at:
Electronic Services Consultant
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem OR, 97301
arlene.weible at state.or.us<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>
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