G1.ca Launches Public Service Initiative
Online education leader commits to funding driver education program for Ontario Public Libraries
HAMILTON, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--G1.ca launches its Community-Based Online Driver Education Program with positive feedback from several Ontario public libraries that have already activated their membership. This new public service initiative allows libraries the opportunity to provide a high quality driver education in an online format that will assist those in the community looking to take the G1 exam. For the libraries, this service is completely free and without any limitations to the number of patrons that can log in to the G1 study program. The service is also free for the patrons of the library.
“Our libraries are located in a very rural part of the country. The service that G1.ca is providing will help our patrons have an additional means of study for the G1 exams. We believe that this will help improve the knowledge of those taking the G1 exam.”
Barbra Swyers, CEO of Georgian Bay Public Library, stated, “Our libraries are located in a very rural part of the country. The service that G1.ca is providing will help our patrons have an additional means of study for the G1 exams. We believe that this will help improve the knowledge of those taking the G1 exam.”
Tammie Adams, CEO of Centre Hastings Public Library, stated, “We feel that the G1.ca program provides a valuable resource to members of the Madoc Community. Those studying for their G1 will be able to access this learning software from the library, or any location. Young students may learn more readily from onscreen materials, and we are pleased to be able to assist our patrons in accessing reliable information.”
The initiative is designed to help libraries in Ontario address some of their biggest challenges, which includes limited funding and lack of ability to keep their technology resources up to date. This program is easy to set up and is completely free for the duration of the time that the library would like to have it on their website.
Shirley Sheppard, CEO of Emo Public Library stated, “We get a lot of people that come in to borrow the hard copy of the drivers’ manual. Although a deposit is required, the majority of the time the books are not returned. G1.ca is a free way for our patrons to sit and practice for the exam as much as they need to and we just think that is great.”
The parent company of G1.ca, Elegant E-Learning, piloted the program in the US to test the viability of the community-based education concept. Since the US launch in April 2014, the company has funded the development of programs for 115 US public libraries and counting.
Andrei Zakhareuski, founder of Elegant E-Learning, says “Libraries are the ‘hubs’ that point their visitors in the right direction, and we believe we’re that ‘right direction’ when it comes to educating learner drivers on safe driving. Our cyber study program gives teens and others in the process of studying for the G1 exam access to library resources when and where they want, thus saving lives by promoting proper driver education before kids get behind the wheel.”
ABOUT G1.CA: G1.ca is a website for Ontario learners who want to practice their skills before taking the written road sign and rules of the road test. G1.ca allows users to practice the simulated G1 practice tests for free as many times as they like and offers immediate feedback. No registration is required. For more information, visit G1.ca.