by Grace aka costofcollege
Learning opportunities are everywhere — your job, your family, books, your community, travel, schools, and the Internet.
Lynda.com is an online education company “offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills … taught by industry experts. Members have unlimited access to watch the videos, which are primarily educational.”
Lynda Weinman founded Lynda.com in 1995, and recently sold the company to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion. Weinman was ahead of her time in exploiting the benefits of online education.
“Everything we are talking about right now in online learning—how can we create lifelong learners, how can we support people changing careers, all of this stuff she was doing before it was the hip thing to do.”
Some Lynda.com photography courses caught my eye, and I hope to use them soon to learn more about editing and organizing photos. A local camera shop may offer supplementary instruction. I keep meaning to take a course in statistics. Over the last few years I feel as if I’ve slacked off on learning new skills or improving existing ones.
What have you learned lately? Do you consider yourself a “lifelong learner”? Have you tried Lynda.com or something similar? Or are you in a phase of life that leaves little time to learn new things because you are simply too busy keeping up with your juggle? (Not that you don’t learn many valuable things just from doing that!) Maybe when you retire you’ll have more time to focus on your continuing education. What learning goals, personal or professional, do you have?
News from yesterday: LinkedIn Offers Users Free Lynda.com Courses for the First Time