Draft Digital

Courses at the Library

Better Digital Futures for Seniors is a free course to help people aged 65+ to learn new skills and build confidence in using digital devices and the internet. You can choose from four pathways: Digital Introductory, Digital Essentials, Digital Engagement and Digital Safety. Each pathway has four 2-hour sessions (8 hours altogether).

For more information, email rachel@whanganuilibrary.com or phone 06 349 1000.

Appy Seniors is a series of free one-hour workshops designed to help seniors (aged 65+) engage in the digital world using apps on their smartphones, tablets and computers. Learn how to do online shopping and banking. Learn how to use TradeMe, SuperGold Card, WhatsApp, AirBnB and more.

For more information, email rachel@whanganuilibrary.com or phone 06 349 1000.

Online learning brought to you by the Whanganui District Library

LinkedIn Learning: Learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

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MasterFile Complete provides access to articles from a wide range of journals, magazines, newspapers and other resources. Subject areas include business, health, education, fitness, sports & leisure, personal finance, science, multicultural issues, DIY, fashion and more.

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Other online learning websites

Pathways Awarua is a free, fun learning resource to help adults and youth build their reading, writing and maths skills.
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Use the Join Code: 3CC1F5

Khan Academy provides free, video-based learning for children and adults. The content covers a wide range of subjects including maths, science, finance & economics, humanities, and computer science.

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Download the Khan Academy app for iOS

Download the Khan Academy app for Android

Open Culture brings together free learning resources for adults and children. You can take free online courses from top universities. These courses cover a wide range of subjects in the humanities, sciences, business, social sciences, languages, and more.

Open Culture also has free ebooks, audiobooks, movies and podcasts.

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OpenLearn provides free learning resources on a wide range of topics, including business, health, science and technology, languages, and many more.

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Homework help

AnyQuestions is a free online reference service for all New Zealand school students via live text based chat. We’re open 1pm – 6pm weekdays to help you with your inquiries. AnyQuestions is funded by the Ministry of Education and staffed by librarians from around Aotearoa New Zealand.

The website also includes Many Answers, a guide to websites and other resources to enable students to find relevant, age-appropriate material to answer common homework questions.

MasterFile Complete provides access to articles from a wide range of journals, magazines, newspapers and other resources. Subject areas include business, health, education, fitness, sports & leisure, personal finance, science, multicultural issues, DIY, fashion and more.

Log in with your library card and PIN.