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.

Is Creativity a Skill?

Edsurge

From personal experience, the most creative moments rarely happen on a conference call, in a meeting, or with sharpies, sticky notes and a whiteboard. Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com: Creativity is a soft skill. Are you creative? How would you know, or convince your boss?

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.

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

Hack Education

” We can see in Reagan’s pledge the roots of ongoing efforts to defund public education, something that enabled for-profit schools to step in to meet the demand for college. What sorts of companies and what sorts of products do venture capitalists like, for example?

'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

” They’re suing the company. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ ACICS -Accredited Colleges Meet Federal Deadline.” “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.

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