Bendable Maine is a lifelong learning system that includes content on a wide range of topics. Falmouth Memorial Library created this video to help explain how to navigate the Bendable Maine website www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UZd3vsgCyk
Bendable allows residents of all ages and backgrounds to easily discover and access content that is just right for them on a wide variety of subjects and then acquire new knowledge and skills through online courses as well as local, in-person learning opportunities. The vast majority of the learning made available through the system is free to residents of the state. (When there is a cost to the user, it is clearly indicated.)
Having people attain new skills so that they can improve their job prospects is extremely important, so much of the learning on Bendable Maine is work-related. The platform includes career pathways, backed by Maine employers, where you can earn a digital badge, giving you a leg up in your job search.
At the same time, Bendable Maine has resources on a wide variety of topics, including cooking healthier meals, handling personal finances, fixing things around the house, and understanding technology.
The Maine State Library worked with the Drucker Institute to bring Bendable to the residents of Maine. Learn more and sign up for an account at maine.bendable.com