LinkedIn announces LinkedIn Learning, a new online learning platform to develop skills and talent

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Apart from the announcement about their upcoming redesigned desktop experience, LinkedIn today announced the launch of LinkedIn Learning, an online learning platform enabling individuals and organizations to achieve their objectives and aspirations. LinkedIn Learning combines the content from Lynda.com with LinkedIn’s professional data and network. Because LinkedIn has data about how jobs, industries, organizations and skills evolve over time, they identify the skills you need and deliver expert-led courses to help you obtain those skills.

LinkedIn Learning is built on three core pillars:

  • World-class content: Our library of 9,000+ digital courses are taught by industry experts and cover a wide range of business, creative and technical topics, from leadership “soft skills” to design principles to programming. We’re always evolving the Lynda.com library, adding at least 25 courses a week, and teaching the leading-edge skills you need to stay current. Plus, we also offer courses in German, Spanish, Japanese and French.
  • Data-driven personalization: We get the right course in front of you at the right time. Using the intelligence that comes with our network, LinkedIn Learning creates personalized recommendations, so learners can efficiently discover which courses are most relevant to their goals or job function. Organizations can use LinkedIn insights to customize multi-course Learning Paths to meet their specific needs. We also provide robust analytics and reporting to help you measure learning effectiveness.
  • Anytime, anywhere convenience: It isn’t enough to know exactly which course to take – it also needs to be easy to take. Our courses are broken into bite-sized segments that can be viewed anytime, on any device, online and off. Learning content is recommended throughout your LinkedIn.com experience, helping you easily discover relevant courses, and the content can be integrated with a learning management system.

LinkedIn will be investing in LinkedIn Learning while continuing to enhance the Lynda.com platform. Try out LinkedIn Learning for free here.

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