LEARNXPRESS booklets advising of the wide range of adult education courses on offer have become a thing of the past.
The booklets were usually distributed through Tasmanian newspapers in the lead up to the beginning of a new semester.
However, a letter from Launceston LINC LearnXpress community learning coordinator Mary Bassano to various stakeholders at the beginning of the month advised that "from this term all LearnXpress course information will only be available online through the LearnXpress website".
Concerns have been raised about the future of adult education since the program came under LINC Tasmania and the government stopped subsidising leisure and lifestyle courses in 2011. Enrolments have also declined significantly.
LINC Tasmanian director Jenny Rayner said the LearnXpress website had been used to market, promote and manage leisure and lifestyle courses for several years and many people were accustomed to its use.
"The printed guide, by contrast, does not allow the same level of flexibility and imposes a number of deadlines on course programming which reduces our ability to respond to customer need," Ms Rayner said.
"The transition to an online course guide is about responding to the modern, digital world and allowing people to access information no matter where they are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
She said ending the printed guide would achieve immediate savings of $100,000 a year in the cost of preparing, printing and distributing the booklets.
Ms Rayner said people who did not have internet access could enrol in classes via phone/fax on 63362802 or 63362624 in the North, or in person at a LINC.