Lynda.com/LinkedIn – partners for professional development in the classroom and beyond Synopsis: A presentation introducing faculty to the opportunities available through LinkedIn’s Lynda.com and beyond.
As an educator for the past 6 years Asst. Professor Clark has relied heavily on Lynda.com’s quality tutorials for use in her classroom. Professor Clark will highlight how she utilizes and integrates Lynda.com content into her classroom experience to supplement her course and serve as the materials component for her Digital Media Arts courses. Benefits of using Lynda.com include: lower cost than multiple textbooks for classes often covering many software programs, regular updates to Lynda.com courses to reflect new software versions, closed captioned videos, sharable playlists, notes, viewing markers and a search bar for each course. Because of all this, Lynda.com is hands down the highest quality source in digital software training around. Choosing Lynda.com offers the confidence that accessibility is no longer an issue in your course materials, nor is obsolescence. By choosing Lynda.com for a course's supplemental material, one can expect it to be up to date and evolving with the software of any field. In addition to a faculty perspective, Ryan Zerkavos the Higher Ed rep for LinkedIn/Lynda.com will highlight the features of linking Lynda.com with LinkedIn and how this benefits students and future employees. As faculty in CTE, LinkedIn is an excellent source for networking, sharing skills and certifications, as well as finding jobs and marketing yourself. Not only do our students require building their LinkedIn network, through the merging of Lynda.com with LinkedIn, students can easily share certifications from Lynda.com highlighting their interests and knowledge quickly and seamlessly. Mr. Zervakos can share the successes of LinkedIn, why LinkedIn matters and how we as educators can incorporate it into the classroom to benefit our career-minded students, seamlessly integrating professional development into marketable skills and job placement.
Asst. Professor Stephanie Clark is the current program head of Digital Media Arts at Santa Ana College. MFA Rochester Institute of Technology, Imaging Arts BA Rice University, Fine Arts Ryan Zervakos is the current Professional Development Partner for Higher Education at LinkedIn.
Goals: Aside from introducing faculty to the benefits of incorporating LinkedIn/Lynda.com into their classroom for CTE students, we would like to encourage a future collaboration of CCC representatives to work with LinkedIn on possible enterprise subscriptions for our DM programs.