Linkedin Learning is a resource platform which provides courses and video tutorials on different subjects.
Linkedin Learning – Features:
- A typical course would include two sections – Overview & Contents. The overview section covers the background of the subject, instructors profile, and recommendations of what other courses you can cover. The Contents section would include videos indexed by topics, for instance, if you are looking for Finance courses, the content section would include videos on ‘What is finance’, understanding the fundamentals of finance and so on.
- Users can download an entire course or individual videos so that they can watch them even when the device is not connected to the internet and enables them to scroll video as per their needs
- At the end of every chapter, you need to clear quiz that pertains to that particular chapter. The quiz typically contains objective questions
- Recommended courses are provided by Linkedin Learning on their selected skill enhancement preferences. For instance, if you selected research as a skill you want to excel, courses like ‘Qualitative Market Research’, ‘Writing research papers’ etc. would be suggested in the form of feeds
- All Courses are categorized under three backgrounds – Business, Creative, and Technology
- Users are provided with sorting and filtering options to narrow down their search of right course. You can filter courses by Level – Beginner/Advanced, by type of resource – Course/Video or by duration of the Course/Video
Other Notable Points:
- Some of the video content is sourced through Lynda which comes at the back of Lynda’s acquisition by Linkedin for $1.5 billion
- Linkedin Learning went live with ~9,000 courses
- User should be a premium linkedin subscriber. The subscription starts from $21/month and is billed annually
It is critical in today’s world that users not only master courses through resources, but also interact with each other on topics that are relevant. Linkedin Learning is definitely useful in identifying and mastering skills through videos and quizzes, but one aspect they can think of adding could be creating communities to enable users interact, follow or share emotions. This will help users to not only master skills better but also educate them about new opportunities in the market
Linkedin Learning is a simple, intuitive and an expert driven platform, and with Lynda’s resources, it can help users in getting trained on various skills.
Ryan Roslansky, Vice President, Product at LinkedIn, commented:
“We know the useful shelf life of professional skills has shrunk to less than five years. There is a critical need to help people acquire new skills through a highly personalised, data-driven and engaging learning experience. And we couldn’t be more thrilled to fill this need with LinkedIn Learning.”
Moftare Rating: 4/5
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