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LinkedIn and Lynda.com: Closing the Skills Gap & Online Learning
LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 467 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
Professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn globally, at a rate of more than two new members per second. There are more than 40 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn; the fastest growing demographic on the platform.
Chances are you are already part of, or familiar with the world's largest professional network on the internet. What does a professional profile have to do with learning?
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn the business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.
Did you know that in 2015 LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com?
With our Connected Educators series, we will examine the emerging role of Linkedin and Lynda.com, as well as share the tools and techniques that you can begin implementing in your own learning environments. Explore how LinkedIn can help close the skills gap and how Lynda.com can develop you professionally.
Subject Matter Expert: Jake Hirsch-Allen, Higher Education Lead at
Jake works to further LinkedIn's vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce via its Economic Graph data. He also works with students, staff, and faculty at Canada's colleges and universities to leverage Lynda.com and LinkedIn to achieve their academic and professional goals. Jake teaches at McMaster University. He founded Lighthouse Labs, Canada's foremost software development boot camp, and sits on advisory boards for Code for Canada and Hot Docs Cinema. As a former intellectual property and international criminal lawyer, Jake served as Chair of the Technology Committee at the Global Education Platform and clerked for the Supreme Court of Isreal.