E-Learning on Lynda.com
The internet is your friend!
Written by: Vivian Orr, Communications & Publications Coordinator
Once upon a time learning meant sitting in a classroom – not any more. Now you can learn (more than you ever wanted to know, mwahahaha) using the internet from the comfort of your couch on your tablet, or sitting in your car (NOT while you are driving) on your smart phone.
The question of course, is who can you trust? One exciting resource is Lynda.com!
From their website: “Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn 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.”
“Lynda.com is hands-down one of the best sources for online learning. For years, Lynda.com (from $25 per month) has put informative and clear video-based training in front of people who need it. The videos let you work at your own pace, and the website is designed extremely well to help you keep track of what you want to learn and what you have already learned. Additional resources, such as worksheets and templates, are often included. The site is exceptional at teaching technical skills and technique, such as software for video editing, photography, coding, and even animation. Beyond multimedia training, Lynda.com also helps people pick up business principles, money-management advice, and much more. When you need skills training fast, Lynda.com is the go-to source for high quality results and a PCMag Editors’ Choice.”
How? Go to their website:
- Regina Public Library > E-Library Services > Learning > Lynda.com
- Saskatoon Public Library > Digital Media > Lynda.com
The first time you log in, you will need your library card and library PIN numbers. You will be asked to set up your Lynda.com account using an email address and password, then the e-learning world is your oyster!
Are you a University of Saskatchewan student or graduate? You too have free access to Lynda.com:
- Lynda.com > Log in > Organization Login
Enter “www.usask.ca” into the “enter your organization’s URL to log in through their portal” box, then enter your U of S NSID and password. You will be redirected back to Lynda.com!
Think of the creative potential waiting for you to discover. Explore! Enjoy!