LERN UGotClass Online Courses

Work towards a continuing education certificate from the Learning Resources Network (LERN), a nationally-recognized leader in continuing education programming.

It is easy to participate in your online course! After you register, you will get a web address and a password to enter your online classroom. Use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect:
  • You will listen to audio lectures, view slide presentations, take an optional quiz to test yourself, and read content. - Many courses have online readings of up to 20 pages a week.
  • Then post written comments in the online discussion with your fellow participants and the instructor. - Your instructor logs on once a day to answer questions and join in on the discussion.
  • You can participate any time of day or night. The ideal is to go online 2-3 times a week, but you decide.
  • Are you new to online learning? An online learning tutorial begins the week before classes start.

Computer/Technical requirements:
  • Internet access with Internet Explorer; Firefox; or Safari web browser.
  • Audio software such as Windows Media, Real, QuickTime, or Flash.
  • Speakers to listen to audio.

Completion requirements to receive certificate:
  • Make at least one comment every week in the discussion.
  • Take every Unit self-quiz and get at least an 80% score. (Unlimited attempts)

Certificates

eMarketing Essentials Certificate

Get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and how to successfully employ online advertising. This certificate consists of three courses, "Improving Email Promotions," "Boosting Your Website Traffic," and "Online Advertising.

Mobile Marketing Certificate

Learn how mobile marketing can increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones. Then get step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across multiple platforms. Finally, get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. This certificate consists of three courses, “Introduction to Mobile Marketing,” “Creating Cell Phone Apps for your Business,” and “Advanced Mobile Marketing.”

Social Media for Business Certificate

Discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization. Whether you are new to social networks or already involved, you will come away with both an understanding of social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business. This certificate consists of three courses, “Introduction to Social Media,” “Marketing Using Social Media,” and “Integrating Social Media in your Organization.”

Video Marketing Certificate

Discover how to use simple online video to bond with your viewer, drive traffic to your website, boost business and build brand awareness. Increase your business with YouTube, the online video site and now the second largest search engine. Discover the power of video for your organization. This certificate consists of two courses, “Video Marketing” and “YouTube for Business.”

Individual Courses

Advanced Mobile Marketing

Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign.

Boosting your Website Traffic

Acquire the basic skills to boost your web site traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results.

Conflict Management

Did you know that the average manager spends more than 20% of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation? Discover a workable conflict management model, discuss case studies in conflict management, and then take away successful conflict management strategies to apply in your workplace.

Creating Cell Phone Apps for your Business

This course will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android and iPhone platforms.

Facebook for Business: Advanced Skills for Businesses and Organizations

Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Facebook Pages and how to increase the chances that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new tools and proven techniques to increase business and expand your reach.

Improving Email Promotions

Discover new ways to improve your email promotions, including when to email, what to email, and testing email copy.

Integrating Social Media in your Organization

Find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social media into your communication and marketing.

Introduction to Mobile Marketing

Increase your understanding of the mobile experience, especially smartphones and how you can leverage their capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones.

Introduction to Social Media

Learn what social media are and their role in your business and personal life. Find out the top sites and how businesses are using the sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving customers and clients.

Marketing Using Social Media

Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social media. Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organization or business.

Negotiation: Get What You Want

Negotiation is a key skill for success in business and everyday life. Learn strategies to clarify what you want and prioritize needs, and the skills to help others get what they want, in order to gain confidence when dealing with even the shrewdest of deal-makers.

Online Advertising

Make online advertising work for you and your organization. See how pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords works. Learn how you can target local audiences. Discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and even numbers of people you want to reach.

Podcasting

Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers. People with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. Learn how to take your business or hobby and turn it into a podcast from start to finish, and get your show online.

Practical Math for the Workplace

This course provides a basic foundation for understanding the practical applications of mathematics in common workplace activities.

Twitter for Business

Twitter is a hot social media platform and can be useful in growing your business. Learn the best, and easiest, techniques for successful interactions on Twitter that can help expand your business. Online Class.

Video Marketing

Discover how to use simple online video to quickly bond with your viewer, drive traffic to your website, boost business and build brand awareness.

YouTube for Business

Learn proven strategies and techniques for making YouTube work successfully for your organization.