LinkedIn Pauses Changes to Lynda.com After Libraries Raise Privacy Concerns

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LinkedIn has temporarily delayed planned changes to Lynda.com, a popular education-video library the company bought in 2015 for $1.5 billion, after libraries around the country raised privacy concerns. Education Technology Libraries

As LinkedIn Learning Subsumes Lynda.com, Library Groups Raise Privacy Concerns

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Libraries have long been enthusiastic subscribers to Lynda.com, offering their patrons access to the once-upstart company’s collection of educational videos on a range of topics. But this week, library groups urged their members to stop using the service if the company—now owned by LinkedIn, a subsidiary of Microsoft—makes planned changes to Lynda.com that will require library patrons to create a LinkedIn profile to access the service.

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Play Library Santa: Sharing gifts of digital media

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This year, I’ve found myself giving many of them a rather unintentional gift–an introduction to their public libraries’ digital media collections. While most of my friends and relatives have library cards, I am discovering, among the people I know who are not librarians, a surprising ignorance of the power of their cards to access digital media. I no longer subscribe to print magazines because of my public library’s access to RBDigital.

As Campuses Move to Embrace OER, College Libraries Become Key Players

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Increasingly, the answer is the campus library. Several college libraries have created positions like Reed’s in recent years, or assigned those duties as part of existing jobs. Another way college libraries are helping their campuses embrace open resources is by banding together to share information about OER. One of those efforts is the Open Textbook Library , created by a network of libraries organized by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Open Education.

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Resources for learning at home while we’re keeping each other safe

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And, this may be the very right time to make sure we spread the word about both our own and our public library colleagues’ digital media collections. I no longer subscribe to print magazines because of my public library’s access to RBDigital.

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

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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 What is the philosophy behind joining a library of video courses with a professional-networking site? 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?

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LinkedIn Learning Opens Its Platform (Slightly)

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A few years ago, in a move toward professional learning, LinkedIn bought Lynda.com for $1.5 billion, adding the well-known library of video-based courses to its professional social network. So it's not like just any course library will be integrated, though the company said it plans to add others in the future. Today LinkedIn officials announced that they plan to open up their platform to let in educational videos from other providers as well—but with a catch or two.

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

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When there’s a need for information or new skills, employees today are increasingly turning to instantly accessible sources such as search engines and online course libraries available on their mobile devices. 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.

Technology Holds Great Promise for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

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For families of individuals with autism, the online training website lynda.com may be helpful for learning how to use tablets and other devices. VizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch. Research indicates that due to a heightened interest in visual materials combined with strong visual processing capabilities, many individuals with autism are attracted to and benefit from using technology.

On building learning playlists

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Some of my colleagues use Lynda.com to gather playlists from specific elements selected across the hundreds of offered courses. TES Lessons Library. Curation (School Library Monthly). We create them on Spotify and YouTube and iTunes. Before music went digital, some of us made CD or cassette mixtapes and shared them as gifts.

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

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Customers can now pay a monthly fee to get access to a library of content. Lynda.com similarly compensates instructors for distinct video views. In 2017, Stephen DeRue, dean of University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, wrote a Forbes column arguing that, in order to make higher education more affordable, we needed to move towards an “iTunes model for education.” “In

?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

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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. Aparna Krishnan LiveEdu points to colleges, schools and libraries as some of its target participants. In 2014, Kings College in New York became the first university in the U.S.

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Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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LinkedIn Learning : Formerly Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning is a subscription-based site for courses in media production and beyond. You'll need to pay for each course, but once you do it'll be in your library forever.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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Computing platforms have different abstraction levels, including a computer architecture, an OS, or runtime libraries. “Some colleges cancel their contracts with online education provider Lynda.com after double-digit price hikes, saying the company is pricing itself out of the higher education market,” Inside Higher Ed reported in January.

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” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 The NMC Horizon Report 2017 – the Library Edition. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” “ What does Trump’s executive order on education do? Not much,” says The LA Times’ Joy Resmovits.

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The American Library Association announced its youth media awards. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Several colleges that subscribe to the online education provider Lynda.com are seeing double-digit increases in subscription costs, leading many to wonder if its acquisition by LinkedIn (which in turn was acquired by Microsoft ) is behind the price hikes.”

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” Via Infodocket : “ University of Delaware Library Joins Open Textbook Network.” “The ‘poor man’s MBA’ can boost salaries by 20%,” says CNN in a puff piece about LinkedIn , Lynda.com , and project management certificates. Education Politics. Coming at you from the “fashion” section of The New York Times, a profile on Peter Thiel : “Peter Thiel, Trump’s Tech Pal, Explains Himself.”

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