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Teacher Tech

After a little chatter she reveals she is THE Lynda from Lynda.com. Tweet I had a nerdy moment at #SXSWedu this week. Walking to the Edutopia meetup I asked directions from a woman near me. Turns out we were going to the same event. I had to get a picture with her. Lynda If you […]. Web 2.0

5 #GR8Finds #ThisWeek 04.10.15: Google Field Trips to Science Museums, LinkedIn to buy Lynda.com, 25 Google Search Shortcuts, Kids Summer Reading List 0-YA

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LinkedIn to buy Lynda.com. GR8Finds #This Week #WeAreMaunaKea field trips Google Maps Google search LinkedIn Lynda.com summer reading [I blog every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeek. My list is very v-e-r-r-r-y selective --my own crème de la crème curation.

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Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

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. Education Blog Arizona State University ASU Babson Survey Group Blended learning Clayton Christensen coding bootcamps Dev Bootcamp digital learning disruptive innovation education innovation edX General Assembly higher education Innovation LinkedIn Lynda.com online learning Sloan Consortium Udacity

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.

Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

The Christensen Institute

Education Blog Department of Education Dev Bootcamp digital learning disruptive innovation General Assembly higher education higher education ratings Lynda.com Obama online learning President Obama QV Index Ted Mitchell Udacity Udemy Wall Street Journal A Wall Street Journal article last week reported that the Obama administration is running into major political and technical obstacles in completing and rolling out its college ratings system.

LinkedIn’s New Learning Platform to Recommend Lynda Courses for Professionals

Edsurge

If that offering sounds like what one might find on Lynda.com, which LinkedIn acquired 18 months ago. The new product, LinkedIn Learning , includes all 5,000 courses published on Lynda.com, and any new courses created will be published on both platforms. LinkedIn boasts it can suggest content from Lynda.com based on data in a user’s LinkedIn profile. Lynda.com users will have the opportunity to combine their accounts and access courses in both platforms.

Down with OTT? 3 ways this technology is a new must for education

eSchool News

Lynda.com, a product of LinkedIn for learning professional skills, is an example of an educational OTT tech platform—both for educator PD and student online learning.

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.

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

Edsurge

The biggest exit in the edtech industry—Lynda.com’s $1.5 The bull is back—or is it? After a dip in dealflow and venture capital to U.S. edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. According to our tally, there were 58 U.S. deals that totalled more than $887 million through June of this year. This means that halfway through 2017, the funding for U.S. edtech startups is already at 88 percent of the total in 2016 ( which was $1 billion ).

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Will alternative credentials replace college degrees?

The Christensen Institute

This, of course, is not new, and in part drove LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda.com. The question of whether alternative credentials—in the form of everything from badges to nanodegrees and from micromasters to certificates—will displace degrees from colleges and universities is heating up.

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

Wired Campus

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. Investors are rushing to buy into higher-education-related companies these days, and there’s plenty of consolidation in the market as well.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

I went through an incredible course on Lynda.com in January to help me use it better each day. and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many of these tools are new to me.

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What to Ask When Choosing Tech for Schools

Edsurge

You can see the full course either here on LinkedIn Learning , or on Lynda.com. Everything that we do at EdSurge—covering the news, building out research reports, developing the edtech Index and, most recently, building out our Concierge program —is aimed at helping schools figure out what the right technology is for their students and teachers. This week, in partnership with LinkedIn, we're launching a short, free course on choosing the right technology.

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

The Christensen Institute

In schools across America, the operating system inside its computers is once again changing. Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. K–12 schools. What’s so striking about this shift is that we have seen a version of this movie before. In the early 1980s, Apple Computer sold the best personal computers in the business.

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

Edsurge

Lynda.com’s $1.5 Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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

Hack Education

Neither Coursera nor Udacity nor edX have become corporate training platforms , although perhaps that’s what Microsoft hopes to become, as a result of its acquisition of the professional social network LinkedIn, which had previously acquired the online training company Lynda.com.

Web Development: Resources for Learning Bootstrap

ProfHacker

On Lynda.com, you can take Jen Kramer’s “ Up and Running with Bootstrap 3. ” (Subscription required.). This summer, as part of my efforts to sharpen my web development skills, I’m working on learning Bootstrap. What’s Bootstrap?

Reid Hoffman Challenges Universities to Embrace the ‘Network Effect’

Edsurge

Last week LinkedIn launched a new platform to connect professionals to Lynda.com courses that are relevant to their careers. Contrasts between rich and poor are profound in Silicon Valley, where a wealthy tech elite continues to drive up the cost of living, making it unaffordable for even middle class residents.

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. Venture capital for U.S. education technology startups ebbed in 2016, dipping roughly 30 percent in deal volume and value from the previous year. Also missing were blockbuster exits, such as LinkedIn’s $1.5 These statistics offer a somber reminder that the edtech industry does not produce quick, home run hits.

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

Edsurge

Everyone once in awhile they decide they want to get into education,” Palmer says, from Washington Post’s purchase of Kaplan in 1984 and LinkedIn buying Lynda.com in 2015. New Markets is bringing back a familiar face to steer its next education investment fund. Jason Palmer has returned to New Markets Venture Partners , where he spent two years beginning in 2012 as an entrepreneur-in-residence.

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

Marketplace K-12

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

LinkedIn, of course, had acquired online job training company Lynda.com last year for $1.5 This is part six of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. Seymour Papert died at his home in Blue Hill, Maine in August (yes, that’s the site of the Blue Hill Fair, where Charlotte the spider saved Wilbur the pig ).

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. Presidential Campaign Politics. There’s less than a month left of the 2016 Presidential campaign and The End can’t come soon enough. On Sunday, Clinton and Trump held their second debate.

Friday 5 — 9.23.2016

Perry Hewitt

LinkedIn has revealed the learning program made possible by its Lynda.com acquisition, with consumer plans available for $29.99/month.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 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. Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“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.” ” Highlights include his thoughts on Star Wars, corruption, and sex. OK, maybe “highlights” is the wrong word.

Udemy thinks they’ve “cracked online education” they haven’t. But…

Mark Smithers

My first degree was in Construction Management I currently study with Pluralsight and Lynda.com to keep my programming and tech skills up to date and I’ve just joined a course from Udemy on creating computer games.

Udemy thinks they’ve “cracked online education” they haven’t. But…

Mark Smithers

My first degree was in Construction Management I currently study with Pluralsight and Lynda.com to keep my programming and tech skills up to date and I’ve just joined a course from Udemy on creating computer games.

The iPad Loophole

The Electric Educator

This year my school gave iPads to all of our high school students. We were one of the first in the state. It''s been an exciting year full of surprises and learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Venture Beat : “ LinkedIn resets some Lynda.com users’ passwords following data leak.” Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry Before Trump Can Revive It.” ” “The registry, created after the attacks of Sept.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.”