LearningExpress Updates for April

learning expressBeginning in April 2015, LearningExpress Library™ will have a new responsive design and a wide array of great new product enhancements and resources. Here are the highlights:

Responsive Design & More

They’ve improved performance, navigation, and usability—providing patrons with a superior experience on any device—including tablets, desktops, and smartphones.

  • The new responsive design gives users a fully optimized experience on any size screen or device.
  • Our new optimization technology has made LearningExpress Library™ faster than ever before.
  • The new advanced search engine delivers quicker, more comprehensive results.
  • Navigating the resource catalog has improved, for quicker and easier browsing.

Updates include new content:

New Practice Tests
They’ve added thirteen (13) new practice tests to the Career Center, including newly updated electrician’s licensing practice tests, three (3) sets of Praxis Core® practice tests (marking the complete replacement of Praxis I resources), and updated practice tests for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) exam. In addition, the College Preparation Center now has two (2) Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology practice exams.

New eBooks
Four (4) new Flash Review guides for the GED®  test and new editions of ASVAB Success, ASVAB Power Practice, Police Officer Exam, and Critical Thinking Skills in 20 Minutes a Day are the latest additions to our growing eBook collection.

New Common Core Resources
Thirty-six (36) new resources, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, have been added to the School Center. They include tutorials for middle school students and parents, and tutorials and practice tests for high school students.

For a complete listing of changes read the 2015 Product-Updates.

Password Retrieval Is Now Available

LearningExpress is pleased to announce the availability of Password Retrieval on its LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator online platforms.

Effective March 3, 2010, patrons who use LearningExpress Library or Job & Career Accelerator can retrieve forgotten usernames and passwords by clicking on the “Forget your password?” link on the LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator login page and entering their email address. Users will receive, via e-mail, their username and a temporary login password. Once users log in, they can always change their password in the “My Center” section of LearningExpress Library.

Upon release of this new functionality, all existing users will be prompted to enter a valid e-mail address upon login in order to use it. Existing users who have not entered a valid e-mail address into their user profile can still retrieve forgotten information by clicking on the Customer Support link on the new automated retrieval page or by calling 1-800-295-9556, ext. 2, during regular business hours.

It is important to note that all new users who register for an account on LearningExpress Library or Job & Career Accelerator will be required to include a valid e-mail address to complete the registration process.

Learning Express new eBooks

New eBook Titles Now Available!

Exciting news: 24 new eBook titles have been added to LearningExpress Library, including many career-oriented titles such as: Health Occupations Entrance Exams; Paramedic Exam; Police Sergeant Exam; Becoming a Nurse; Becoming a Teacher; and many more. Log onto LearningExpress Libraryfor a full list of new and revised titles.

Tip of the Week: LearningExpress for Job Seekers

Help your patrons get back to work with LearningExpress Library. LearningExpress Library’s career-oriented resources help patrons prepare for a wide array of careers, not to mention create resumes that get noticed, improve job search skills, and more. Why not hold a computer class using LearningExpress Library and invite patrons to come in and learn how to create a great resume?

LearningExpress New Interface

On Monday February 9th LearningExpress will have a new interface. To help you get acquainted with the new user interface, there is a self-guided tour, which can be accessed at: 
Version 2.0 Sneak Preview Demo
In the tour, you can click on various topics and watch a brief “Flash” video demonstration, which illustrates the differences between Version 2.0 and the current version of LearningExpress Library.

What’s new in LearningExpress LibraryTM Version 2.0?

Easy-to-Use Interface:

The key difference between the current version of LearningExpress Library and Version 2.0 is the home page layout and organization.

  • In Version 2.0, courses and tests are organized into intuitive Learning Centers, which group together courses, tests, and other related content in one place. In addition, users will be able to search for content at any time as well as view a list of all available resources on a single page.
  • In Version 2.0, the “My Account” page will be replaced with the “My Center” page. Users will still have access to the same courses, tests, and reports as before. In fact, all current and completed tests stored in the former “My Account” section will now appear in the “My Center” page.

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Improved Online Help and Documentation:

In addition to making the new user interface easier to use and fully searchable, Version 2.0 also features enhanced online help. From “Getting Started” tutorials to topic-based help, Version 2.0 guides users through every step.