Interplay Raises $18M to Build a Lynda.com for Essential Skilled Trades

Edsurge

His company has set out to create a digital education platform similar to Lynda.com, but focused on hands-on trades. Quips the CEO, “You’re not going to see a robot climbing in your attic to fix your HVAC anytime soon.”.

The future of LinkedIn Learning and the link between education and work

The Christensen Institute

With the acquisition of Lynda.com , LinkedIn propelled itself into the space of learning in 2015. Horn: Some people were surprised by the Lynda.com acquisition because they hadn’t historically thought about LinkedIn as a learning company. By combining Lynda.com’s extensive content library, with the power of LinkedIn’s network, we have fundamentally changed the way people connect to opportunity and how companies grow and retain employees.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.” We must encourage people to pursue “robot resistant” majors in college. Robots are much more ideal as workers, because of course they cannot unionize.

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. Weekend fun: First the robots took our factory jobs, and now they're coming for the songwriters. As we perform more of our work collaboratively online -- suddenly, nothing seems as antiquated as a corporate "shared drive" -- there's a lot of value in knowing the range of features available.

Is Creativity a Skill?

Edsurge

Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com: Creativity is a soft skill. Creativity also separates us from machines or robots. Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com Jaime Casap: The best creative solution usually comes from collaboration. Are you creative? How would you know, or convince your boss? According to a new LinkedIn analysis of member profiles, creativity tops the chart of soft skills that employers are looking for.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

“Fake news,” “robots coming for our jobs,” “the new economy,” “surveillance capitalism,” “personalization,” “the cult of innovation,” and so on – these are all narratives intertwined in the power of major technology companies, platforms, data, and algorithms.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot. Perhaps the more immediate concern regarding what’s coming for our jobs should not be robots, but rather an ideology and accompanying economy that praise “precarity.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” 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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots and drones take over classrooms,” according to the BBC.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via CNBC : “Google exec, Mark Cuban agree that these college majors are the most robot-resistant.” ” Learn-to-code toy Ozobots is launching Spiderman and Guardians of the Galaxy branded robots. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Could robots be marking your homework ?” 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

“The ‘poor man’s MBA’ can boost salaries by 20%,” says CNN in a puff piece about LinkedIn , Lynda.com , and project management certificates. Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “​Are False Connections with AI Robots Putting Your Student’s Emotional Health at Risk?” ” Via The New York Times : “ Robots Will Take Jobs , but Not as Fast as Some Fear, New Report Says.”

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