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. What learning trends are affecting that trajectory? It’s clear that macroeconomic shifts and business trends have given us a nice tailwind.

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.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

But this year, I’m reorganizing my analysis of these “trends,” partly because I think they can all be subsumed under the larger theme of “the new economy.” ” 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.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.”

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. ” Industry, not the child’s imagination as Seymour would have it, largely dictates the shape and direction of the CS trend.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Zion Market Research : “ Massive Open Online Course Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024.” “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. Education Politics.

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