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.

OMG it’s Lynda from Lynda.com

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

A baker’s dozen from Lynda.com

NspireD2

courses you might want to explore @lynda. Product info learning Training tutorial video

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

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

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.

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

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.

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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).

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.

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.

What Did SXSWedu Have to Say About Adult Learning?

Digital Promise

Salesforce and LinkedIn/Lynda.com talked about how their learning platforms help adults learn skills via personalized pathways. What did this year’s SXSWedu conference have to say about adult learning? Turns out, more than you might think. SXSWedu is one of the country’s largest educational technology conferences and, as most of these conferences go, has tended to focus more on the K-12 segment than on adults who are in need of foundational skills to help them advance in the workforce.

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.

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Perry Hewitt

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

LinkedIn Learning Opens Its Platform (Slightly)

Edsurge

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. 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.

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?

Tech holds great promise for students with autism

eSchool News

Lynda.com is an online training site that may be helpful for families of individuals with autism to learn how to use tablets and other devices.

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.

On building learning playlists

NeverEndingSearch

Some of my colleagues use Lynda.com to gather playlists from specific elements selected across the hundreds of offered courses. 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.

Technology Holds Great Promise for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

edWeb.net

For families of individuals with autism, the online training website lynda.com may be helpful for learning how to use tablets and other devices.

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.

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.

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The demise of the full-time MBA

The Christensen Institute

Enter corporate universities and other arrangements powered by technology to move up-market over time—think everything from Lynda.com, Pluralsight and Udacity to General Assembly, Bellevue University and Arizona State University—for companies to supply their workers with the management offerings they needed to advance in their careers.

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.

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.

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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.

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

Edsurge

Another household name is Lynda.com, now owned by Microsoft and whose courses are now also offered through LinkedIn. Can a “Netflix”-like subscription model really work for online education platforms? Investors who are fond of analogies and comparisons to consumer technology successes are betting on one New York City-based company to find out. Skillshare has raised $28 million in a Series C round led by Union Square Ventures.

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

Edsurge

Jaggars says that libraries are key partners in efforts to replace traditional textbooks because they have often already bought campus-wide licenses to things like scholarly journals or video libraries like Lynda.com that professors might want to assign. Textbook publishers typically deploy sales reps to campuses to convince professors to adopt their titles. But who makes the pitch for free or low-cost alternatives to textbooks known as OER, or open educational resources?

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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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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. Just outside the walls of the ivory tower, a transformation is underway in the world of corporate learning, and those of us at colleges and universities should pay attention. Corporate learning and development, often referred to as L&D, is radically different than just a few years ago.

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.

This Professor Uses Virtual Labs to Teach Real-World IT Skills That Employers Want

Edsurge

Lynda.com. Steph YoungGonzaga credits online learning with enriching her education and helping establish herself as an IT thought leader. Now she wants to pay it forward. Instructors can focus on teaching–and not on technical issues. After earning both a Masters and a Doctorate online, and following a successful twenty-year career as a corporate IT executive, YoungGonzaga recently returned to her roots.

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

Edsurge

Edtech investment professional Hilary Shirazi (29), now at LinkedIn , was a force behind her company’s acquisition of skill site Lynda.com. When it comes to education, Forbes’ 2018 “30 Under 30” list might be summed up best as the year of the founder. Most of the 38 honorees (cofounders are grouped together) are listed as entrepreneurs, though their companies—and backgrounds—are rather diverse.

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.

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

Edsurge

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 In the future,” he wrote, “I envision three tiers of education that look a lot like the music industry of today.

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.

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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I’d love to see a comparison between Pluralsight and Lynda.com.). Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The U.S. Department of Educatio n has approved the first program under its Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) initiative.”

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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.

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.

?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. In 2014, Kings College in New York became the first university in the U.S. to accept Bitcoin for tuition payments, a move that seemed more of a PR stunt than the start of some new movement.

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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.