Northwest Regional Library is excited to announce the launch of Brainfuse–on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. Brainfuse is split into three modules: HelpNow, JobNow, and VetNow.
Brainfuse HelpNow offers a personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading,writing,science and social studies) including SAT preparation. The Adult Learning Center is included in the HelpNow suite.
HelpNow provides differentiated learning solutions for students of diverse needs and backgrounds.Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat,write, draw, copy/paste text or images andgraph homework problems. HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can then connect directly to a live tutor to review the topics and questions covered in the quiz.Both the student and the tutor can view the quiz questions and the corresponding student answers foran intensive test prep which may include loading lessons on to the whiteboard. All live tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with friends and teachers.
The Writing Lab and the Send Question Center options give users the freedom to receive assistance at any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor. Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback. The Send QuestionCenter is for non-writing assignments such as math or science.All reviews and comments from our tutors are found and stored in the Message Center,which is found on the student homepage. For students who prefer to work independently and form their own online study group, HelpNow offers a set of collaborative tools –Meet and Brainwave. Meet allows students to schedule their own online sessions using the Brainfuse Meet whiteboard,which is specifically designed for a group setting. Brainwave is a recordable whiteboard where students can draw, write and chat and send it to others for feedback.
Adult Learning Center
Adult Learning Center is the adult learners’ version of HelpNow where patrons access GED prep, U.S citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources which lists popular job search links.Microsoft Office support allows patrons to ask questions about Excel, Word and PowerPoint. The Writing Lab, Send Question Center and the Skills Building are also included in the Adult Learning Center suite.
Brainfuse JobNow is a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews.
JobNow™ provides live online assistance, powerful tools, and other resources for job-seekers. It features the following services:
Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat in our online classroom. In addition to live interview coaching, patrons enjoy 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources.
Resume Lab: Patrons can submit their resumes any time through the JobNow Resume Lab and a job coach will send it back within 24 hours with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement. Users are also able to download resume templates, or browse resources for producing better resumes.
Career Resources: Patrons enjoy 24/7 access to a carefully-selected library of job resources. In addition, Brainfuse job coaches help users strategically target jobs best suited to their interests and qualifications.
Adult Learning Center: The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, career-enhancing skills to job seekers. In addition, the Adult Learning Center offers test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test) and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.
Brainfuse VetNow helps veterans transition to civilian life through live, interactive career assistance, academic tutoring, and much more.