What is it?

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LinkedIn Learning, previously also known as Lynda.com, is a large library of online tutorials that cover a broad spectrum of software applications, hardware tutorials, and web-focused development and coding skills. Linkedin Learning also contains a wide variety of soft skill tutorials on topics like teamwork, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence.

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Why is this useful?

The tutorials in LinkedIn Learning can be useful to both you and your students. You can use the tutorials to deepen your understanding of the software applications you have been using for many years or to learn new ones. 

As all students at Carleton also have access to this tool, you can create a list of video tutorials for your courses that will provide your students access to learning about the software tools you expect them to be comfortable with. This gives you the leeway to assign projects that might require video or audio recording, or the creation of online presentations. Use LinkedIn Learning to provide the background information your students might need to create these items.

How do I use it at Carleton?

Log into LinkedIn Learning. Search or browse for topics of interest to you. You can create your own Learning Paths (groups of related tutorials) and easily share them via Moodle or LinkedIn Learning itself.

Note that LinkedIn Learning may ask to connect your personal LinkedIn profile with your Carleton College LinkedIn Learning account. You are not required to do this. In fact, if you work mostly on a lab computer or have privacy concerns, you should choose the option Continue without LinkedIn.

LinkedIn writes that linking your personal profile “will allow for a more personalized learning experience, including special course recommendations based on your job title, skills, and industry information contained in your LinkedIn profile” which you may or may not want. View LinkedIn FAQs for additional information.

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Carleton News Releases:

Getting started with LinkedIn Learning at Carleton: 

First video in the “Advance your skills with LinkedIn Learning” course:

Teaching Tips:

With LinkedIn Learning, you can be confident that your students have access to tutorials on a broad range of topics. This gives you the leeway to assign work beyond traditional paper writing. LinkedIn Learning tutorials can help learners acquire or develop the abilities to successfully complete new assignments or gain new skills. These could include creating a podcast, designing a webpage in HTML, or editing a wiki page as a supplement or replacement for a more traditional assignment.

Note: Some of the URLs in the previous paragraph link to entire courses in LinkedIn Learning, lasting more than an hour. If that’s more time than you want to assign or recommend to your students, you can create your own Learning Path and include just those videos (not the entire course) you want.

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Community: LinkedIn Learning, with its extensive library of courses, offers a unique opportunity to build and enhance classroom community by supporting a culture of continuous learning, collaboration and professional development. You can recommend or require courses that develop soft skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication, and conflict resolution. These skills are crucial for effective collaboration on group projects, and can help build a positive classroom community.

Agency: LinkedIn Learning may provide students with additional opportunities to find instructional videos to learn from alongside their course materials, or even recommend specific videos to their classmates based on their own discoveries and learning experiences.

Representation: Learn about stereotype threat by using the search bar in LinkedIn Learning to find videos related to unconscious bias training and other related discussions.

Equal Access: Providing a list of optional instructional videos in LinkedIn Learning, gives students another way of accessing the information they need before a class starts when time may be limited, and watching a video on a topic may be faster for some than reading.

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