LinkedIn's Lynda.com Launches 50 New Career-Focused Learning Paths

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LinkedIn just announced the launch of 50 new learning paths at Lynda.com to help professionals improve and expand upon the skills they need for their current jobs or other jobs they're interested in pursuing.

Paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, digital illustrator, etc. You can see the full list here.

"We all know that the knowledge and skills required to be successful in our jobs today is accelerating," a spokesperson for LinkedIn tells WebProNews. "This rate of change challenges all of us to stay ahead in our roles and sets a high bar for those looking to start or change their careers."

The learning paths include step-by-step structured courses, which include quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage users to make progress toward their goals.

"Learning paths are also a great way to continue expanding on your existing skill set," the spokesperson says. "If you’re embarking on a new career, you can take advantage of these learning paths to become more knowledgeable about the skills and experience needed to secure your dream job. If you’re a marketing manager who needs to quickly get up to speed on how to leverage social media for your job, you could take the digital marketing learning path to continue grooming and adding new skills."

Users will receive certification of completion at the end of a learning path. This can be shared with the user's LinkedIn network.

The learning paths are available now globally in English. More paths will be added in the future.

Lynda.com recently got its own Roku channel for a helpful learning from the living room experience.

Chris Crum
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