City promotes e-learning
As part of the City Libraries drive to promote its e-learning services, the City of Joburg Library and Information Services is running an e-learning essay writing competition.
Participants need to write an English essay (600 to 800 maximum words) about how e-learning can change their lives. They also need to demonstrate their understanding of e-learning services in libraries.
City of Johannesburg’s public libraries are a hub of education, giving residents access to books, magazines and audio materials to assist residents in their studies, career, business or personal development.
The City introduced e-learning services in libraries to ensure the inclusion of residents into the digital society. E-learning services can be accessed in the library or remotely using the internet. The City of Joburg libraries provide the following e-learning services:
• Free Wi-Fi;
• E-learning classrooms equipped with computers, where users can access online courses such as coding; and
• Access to e-resources such as online academic sites, online newspapers and articles.