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. Currently, to access Lynda.com in a library, a person logs in using their library card and a PIN.

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

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From launching new tablets to virtual-reality curriculum , Microsoft has added plenty to its educational offerings through a series of new product updates and acquisitions over the past few years. That tool is data, and it marks the focus of Microsoft’s first edtech acquisition of 2019: DataSense , a data management platform developed by Brightbytes. Of the “Big Five” technology giants, Microsoft has become the most acqui-hungry as of late in the learning and training space.

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

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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. These products were plug-compatible with Microsoft’s DOS operating system, thanks to a well-defined interface, and customers took notice. Apple could have decided to modularize its design and sell its operating system for other computer assemblers to use to thwart the rise of Microsoft’s Windows.

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

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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.

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 This taps into the trend in corporate learning and professional development toward microlearning and the curation of content and modules from multiple sources, and is significant given LinkedIn’s giant member base and growing B2B focus since being acquired by Microsoft,” said Gallagher, in an e-mail interview. Microsoft bought LinkedIn in 2016.

Web Development: Resources for Learning Bootstrap

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If you’re looking for actual courses in Bootstrap, here are 2 options that look promising: At edX, Microsoft offers “ Introduction to Bootstrap – A Tutorial.” On Lynda.com, you can take Jen Kramer’s “ Up and Running with Bootstrap 3. ” (Subscription required.).

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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In 2002, our team at Microsoft Education created an LMS for a world where every teacher and student had a tablet computer. 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.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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As such these companies – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, and the like – are the most significant education companies. Microsoft : “Microsoft launches Intune for Education to counter Google’s Chromebooks in schools,” Techcrunch reported in January.

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

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Microsoft Word (Personal Wordprocessing for Basic Documents). Microsoft Word – Lots of layouts, templates, and just heavy duty wordprocessing. I went through an incredible course on Lynda.com in January to help me use it better each day.

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

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It ignores what happens in Seattle: the home of Amazon, Microsoft, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Technology companies, on the other hand, seem well poised to do so – not just Microsoft, but Google and Apple, of course.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Wired : “The Young and the Reckless – A gang of teen hackers snatched the keys to Microsoft ’s videogame empire. 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.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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Microsoft acquired Minecraft in 2015 – which probably speaks volumes right there about its progressive potential – and in January of this year, Microsoft bought TeacherGaming, the maker of a Minecraft version aimed at classroom usage. In turn, Microsoft released an educational version of the popular block-building game this fall. had at the end of last year a total of 74,505 employees, about one-third fewer than Microsoft Corp.

Hack Education Weekly News

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It’s a partnership with Microsoft. ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Via Techcrunch : “As Chromebook sales soar in schools, Apple and Microsoft fight back.” 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?

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Via Techcrunch : “ Microsoft launches Intune for Education to counter Google’s Chromebooks in schools.” 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Microsoft -Branded MOOCs for K–12 Leaders.” 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via McClatchy DC : “Forced to watch child porn for their job, Microsoft employees developed PTSD, they say.” “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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