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 This summer, LinkedIn announced that it would require users of Lynda.com to create a LinkedIn account to get to the video collection.

Lynda.com’s free offerings

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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. Lynda.com Youtube channel features 10 percent of the online learning company’s course content–heavy on software and technology, design, and business skills. While there are many sites offering basic introductions to skills, Lynda.com is known for the depth of its instruction.

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Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

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For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

The Christensen Institute

Applying the QV Index just to a subset of new institutions would allow us to learn about the feasibility and unintended consequences of such a ratings system. 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

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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. LinkedIn is acquiring lynda.com, an online learning company that offers courses on business, technology, and creative skills with the aim of helping people achieve their professional goals–a move that could have big impacts on the way students and others find jobs and leverage skill sets. Next page: Why LinkedIn is going after lynda.com; future goals).

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

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Many online learning platforms, such as LinkedIn Learning and MasterClass, are indeed pivoting towards business models that look a lot like subscription-based streaming services Pandora, Spotify or Netflix. However, just as the iTunes business model is deeply disadvantageous to artists, online learning platforms are now granting online instructors smaller and smaller shares of the revenue as they steer business models in the streaming direction.

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. Education Blog disruptive innovation online learning digital learning higher education jobs to be done mobile learning mba management education

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

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LinkedIn loves to learn. announced an online learning portal with thousands of courses aimed at helping individuals pivot or pick up new skills for their careers. 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.

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

eSchool News

There’s a new catch phrase in town, and it has massive implications for blended and online learning, especially as OER use begins to ramp up in schools and institutions across the country. a human-centered and screen-deep learning environment). OTT channels are the emerging elephant in the field of opportunity in online learning.”. As budgets continue to shrink, OTT technologies lower the cost of learning.

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

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Steph YoungGonzaga credits online learning with enriching her education and helping establish herself as an IT thought leader. 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. She pivoted her career in order to focus on supporting students who, just as she did, are pursuing their education online. Lynda.com.

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

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Can a “Netflix”-like subscription model really work for online education platforms? Founded in 2010, Skillshare initially offered an online platform for users to find and teach in-person classes. A couple years later, the company pivoted to becoming a subscription model for online courses, which today cover topics ranging from arts and design to business, technology and everyday hobbies for adult learners.

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

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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. Priorities and jobs are changing more quickly, so we need an agile learning environment that anticipates what learning needs will be, and where we can quickly access them.”

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

Mark Smithers

Last week, on the Time web site, Udemy CO Dennis Yang claims to have “cracked online education” They haven’t of course and this is exactly the sort of glib claim guaranteed to to annoy those that have thought deepest and longest about the ways in which technology can be used in education. Udemy CEO Dennis Yang, 42, believes online education can serve a different role, helping professionals long out of college keep up with changing workplaces.

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

Mark Smithers

Last week, on the Time web site, Udemy CO Dennis Yang claims to have “cracked online education” They haven’t of course and this is exactly the sort of glib claim guaranteed to to annoy those that have thought deepest and longest about the ways in which technology can be used in education. Udemy CEO Dennis Yang, 42, believes online education can serve a different role, helping professionals long out of college keep up with changing workplaces.

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?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. LiveEdu intends to offer user-created, project-based learning videos, and is currently undergoing an presale initial coin offering (ICO), where it aims to sell 8 million “EDU” tokens. In 2014, Kings College in New York became the first university in the U.S.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. Would there even be “learning analytics” without the LMS, I wonder?).

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. Via Zion Market Research : “ Massive Open Online Course Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024.” “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive.

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