LinkedIn Learning was born as a story of personal entrepreneurship of the then professor Lynda Weinman, where she reviewed her favorite books and presented additional documentation of her classes. She self-taughtly explores computing devices while deepening her interest in design and multimedia.
Professor Lynda, passionate about self-taught knowledge, gets fully involved in her web project, which she baptized with her name, in which she soon begins to develop virtual courses, with the help of her husband, also an animation expert. It was the mid-90s, and the couple couldn't imagine the scope of what they were doing, and the contribution to online education it would mean.
Lynda.com, after collecting several hundred million dollars, which reach the project, only almost 15 years later, draws the attention of LinkedIn, who decide to make Weinman an offer, for US $1.500, becoming their largest acquisition to date. , and making Lynda one of the most valued e-Learning projects.
After this acquisition, the following year Microsoft acquires LinkedIn together with all its projects, and that is where a stage of great development and coherence enters for the objectives of the network of professionals, since its online education project ends up being something more beyond a simple appendage of the network, and develops true personalized training functionalities, for professionals, based on the interests, experience and studies of each user.
Functionalities of Skill Gap, analyze the skills gap to highlight exactly which skills need work, and Learning Routes are selected courses that contextualize a relevant study experience.
Linkedin Learning offers access to more than 16.000 high-level training courses to its users, but also has solutions adapted to the needs of the business, educational and government sectors.
The topics addressed by the LinkedIn Learning courses have been grouped into 3 main fronts or topics: