Lynda.com’s free offerings

NeverEndingSearch

I’ll admit it wasn’t on my K12 radar, but at the university one of the most popular resources for teaching and learning and catching up is Lynda.com. While there are many sites offering basic introductions to skills, Lynda.com is known for the depth of its instruction.

LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

eSchool News

LinkedIn to acquire lynda.com to better connect the global workforce, says company. In addition to individual subscribers, lynda.com serves corporate, government and educational organizations. Next page: Why LinkedIn is going after lynda.com; future goals).

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Udacity’s Open Education Alliance with AT&T, Google, and others as well as Coursera’s Course Specializations in partnership with companies are just two examples of this. Also left uncounted in the data are the rise of programs like General Assembly and other coding bootcamps, Lynda.com (which LinkedIn recently acquired for a blockbuster sum), and more.

As LinkedIn’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges

Edsurge

It has been just over two years since LinkedIn shocked the industry by buying Lynda.com, a library of video courses, for $1.5 EdSurge: A couple of years ago LinkedIn bought Lynda.com for a whopping 1.5 Golding: I joined Lynda.com in 2011. Does LinkedIn’s ownership of Lynda.com mean that you essentially block out other providers of video courses? You taught courses at Lynda.com before LinkedIn bought the company. And companies cannot afford to do that.

Venture Capital Roundup: Three Ed-Tech Deals and a $1.5B Acquisition

Marketplace K-12

Three ed-tech companies raised nearly $20 million and LinkedIn entered the education market with a $1.5 billion acquisition of lynda.com. chicagocubs citations coding digitalcontent edtech flatironschool k12dealmaking linkedin lyndacom mergersandacquisitions nearpod onlinelearning refme venturecapital

The future of LinkedIn Learning and the link between education and work

The Christensen Institute

With the acquisition of Lynda.com , LinkedIn propelled itself into the space of learning in 2015. Horn: Some people were surprised by the Lynda.com acquisition because they hadn’t historically thought about LinkedIn as a learning company.

Following the Money in Ed-Tech Investment: Number of Mergers Grows

Wired Campus

Investors are rushing to buy into higher-education-related companies these days, and there’s plenty of consolidation in the market as well. LinkedIn’s $1.5-billion acquisition of Lynda.com is an outlier in terms of the size of the transaction, though it could be a model of a coming trend in higher education in which traditional colleges could get involved, he said. Company Watch IT

LinkedIn Learning Opens Its Platform (Slightly)

Edsurge

A few years ago, in a move toward professional learning, LinkedIn bought Lynda.com for $1.5 The plan, announced Friday, is to let companies or colleges who already subscribe to LinkedIn Learning add content from a select group of other providers. The company or college will still have to subscribe to those other services separately, so it’s essentially an integration—but it does mark a change in approach.

Microsoft Takes a Bite Out of BrightBytes, Acquiring Its DataSense Platform and Team

Edsurge

The company’s latest deal involves something a little bit more invisible and behind the scenes, but what it calls “one of the most powerful tools we have in modern education.” DataSense traces its origins to Authentica Solutions, an education data management company founded in 2013. But the fact that BrightBytes is selling DataSense less than two years later suggests that whatever integration the company had in mind might not have panned out.

Is Creativity a Skill?

Edsurge

Jaime Casap, chief education evangelist at Google To get a broader perspective, I also posed this question to professionals from different industries, working in film, writing, teaching, museums and technology companies big and small. Are you creative?

New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

Edsurge

New Markets has supported 43 companies since its launch in 2003; edtech startups make more than 90 percent of its deals in the past five years, Palmer adds. Part of the new fund will also be used for what Palmer calls “recapitalization,” a scenario that companies want to avoid. As someone who’s seen the education market through 20 years of ups and downs, it looks like we’re in a part of the cycle where a number of companies will need to recapitalize,” says Palmer.

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The demise of the full-time MBA

The Christensen Institute

Many companies—the customers of the MBA’s student product—have increasingly been shut out, as they are unable or unwilling to recruit at campuses where they have had to pay starting salaries high enough that could allow students to pay back their loans for such an expensive program. That created nonconsumers—companies—looking for other management education solutions.

Reid Hoffman Challenges Universities to Embrace the ‘Network Effect’

Edsurge

They addressed questions like, “How much should public universities let companies fund research?” Last week LinkedIn launched a new platform to connect professionals to Lynda.com courses that are relevant to their careers. Hoffman also touted a new initiative, LinkedIn Cities, that will attempt to use the company’s data to show what skills are in high demand in specific locations.

Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017

Edsurge

edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. Company. Several private-equity-backed companies have invested heavily in the “platform” approach. PowerSchool, owned by Vista Equity Partners, has acquired eight companies since June 2015. The strategy has worked for a few older companies: Kaplan, for instance, began in the test-prep business and has since moved into higher education, corporate training (and a.

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Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28M to Find Out

Edsurge

Investors who are fond of analogies and comparisons to consumer technology successes are betting on one New York City-based company to find out. A couple years later, the company pivoted to becoming a subscription model for online courses, which today cover topics ranging from arts and design to business, technology and everyday hobbies for adult learners. The company claims that the average Skillshare teacher makes about $3,000 a year, with top earners raking in as much as $40,000.

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As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

Edsurge

Businesses today have to be more agile and have to be able to pivot—access to content needs to be very rapid,” says Lori Bradley, executive vice president for global talent management at PVH Corp, a publicly- traded fashion and apparel company with 35,000 employees. billion acquisition of Lynda.com in 2015—and LinkedIn’s subsequent acquisition by Microsoft in 2016 for $26 billion—are connected to the new business models in the provision of corporate learning.

Forbes’ 2018 ‘30 Under 30’ Came Early This Year. Here’s Who Made the Education List.

Edsurge

Most of the 38 honorees (cofounders are grouped together) are listed as entrepreneurs, though their companies—and backgrounds—are rather diverse. Dias helps direct the Thiel Fellowship , the brainchild of billionaire Peter Thiel, which gives $100,000 grants to students that drop out of college and start their own companies. But his company, Command Education Group , helps both paying and underserved students gain access to elite colleges.

Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

Edsurge

billion purchase of Lynda.com and Instructure’s initial public offering, both of which took place in 2015. Since launching in 2012, Rethink has invested in 27 companies that serve a broad spectrum of learners and needs, ranging from elementary-grade grammar ( NoRedInk ) to college student success platforms ( Civitas Learning ) and career training for professionals ( General Assembly ). Andela and Guild Education are prime examples of companies he would have liked to invest in.

Will alternative credentials replace college degrees?

The Christensen Institute

In his book The End of Average , Todd Rose profiles some companies that have already moved to such an approach. Many believe companies should take a multi-pronged approach that combines formal, informal, and social learning.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. education technology companies each year for the past three years. Lynda.com’s $1.5

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As Google steals its education thunder, what can Microsoft do?

The Christensen Institute

As customers became less willing to pay for further improvements in performance and reliability, the companies that offered more affordable and customizable modular solutions gained the advantage. This quickly put nonintegrated companies, such as WordPerfect and Lotus, out of business—and Microsoft retained its advantage. In schools across America, the operating system inside its computers is once again changing.

?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

Edsurge

Take LiveEdu , for example, a Y Combinator-backed online learning company that touts itself as being the “next-gen Lynda.com,” referring to a platform that offers online courses and skills training. The company claims on its website that it’s near that goal, with more than 7.2 According to the company’s white paper , EDU tokens will initially cost about $1 USD per 12 EDU tokens.) Other companies and institutions are already taking the same idea and offering it today.

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The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

” Despite thinking of themselves as liberal-learning, today’s tech companies re-inscribe much of this. What sorts of companies and what sorts of products do venture capitalists like, for example?

?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

Edsurge

Lynda.com similarly compensates instructors for distinct video views. As MOOCs surged in popularity from 2012 to 2015, universities, nonprofits, schools and companies all jumped into the game of developing online courses, and giving them away—often at the promise of no cost—to the world. But these experiments increasingly seem to be landing on models where the majority of profits accrue to the platform companies, not to the content creators.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Some say… “What to Ask When Choosing Tech for Schools” – a new Lynda.com course offered by Edsurge (which is funded in part by Lynda.com’s founder. Via The New York Times : “Tech Companies Expect Free High-Speed Internet for Poorer Americans to Pay Off Later.” More on loan companies raising venture capital in “the business of ed-tech” section below. The company has raised $420 million total.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps.” The company “provides personalized educational feedback services for students,” and according to Crunchbase has raised $184 million total. The company, formerly known as PLATO Learning, is owned by Thomas Bravo. The online education company has raised $12.5 I’d love to see a comparison between Pluralsight and Lynda.com.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. “Free College” Via NBC Bay Area : “Silicon Valley Company Offering Free College Degree To Every Adult Living Or Working In Its City.” “Harvard Management Company to Lay Off Half Its Staff,” The Harvard Crimson reports.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll For a complete look at who funded learn-to-code companies this year, visit funding.hackeducation.com.). ” The company in question is HireVue.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Greiff has previously been a partner at the 1776 venture fund and he was also a co-founder of the test prep company Grockit. Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned. His other two co-founders are gone from the company too, says Axios’ Dan Primack. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“These Universities Are Training the World’s Top Coders,” according to Fast Company , which claims the best “coders” (whatever the hell that means) come from the Russian Federation College, ITMO University (Russia), Sun Yat-sen Memorial Middle School (China), and Ho Chi Minh City University of Science (Vietnam). My bet is he joins the Trump administration; Edsurge thinks he’ll start a new company. Education Politics.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

The work is also supported by companies including Apple, Google and Expedia, as well as education organizations including the CollegeBoard, Teach For America and STEMx.” The perceived importance of CS, however, has led many universities to partner with coding bootcamps and to continue to outsource technical competencies to (largely) for-profit companies. Hiring in the computer and chip sectors dove after companies shifted hardware production outside the U.S.,

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” They’re suing the company. “The ‘poor man’s MBA’ can boost salaries by 20%,” says CNN in a puff piece about LinkedIn , Lynda.com , and project management certificates. For-profit higher and student loan companies. “Blended learning” company Learntron has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Kae Capital. Education Politics.

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