Department of Computer Information Systems | Lynda.com
Welcome to the new way of lifelong learning
As an added service to our students, faculty, and staff, the Jones College has recently partnered with Lynda.com for unlimited access to their video libraries. Lynda.com is a source of online training for not only web and software technologies, but also several business topics. Their library of videos includes over 42,000 tutorials.
This partnership, called LyndaCampus, started on May 1st and it will be available to faculty, staff, and students that are signed up for courses in the summer and fall that choose to use LyndaCampus. This initial membership will last through December 31st, 2014.
As a faculty member, you have some administrative rights that will allow you to create wish lists for your courses. For example, if you teach a finance course, you can create a course list of videos for your students that include Excel and also a course title “Financial Literacy: Reading Financial Reports”. Your students would then be able to view the courses and have full access to them outside of the classroom.
You can access these videos from anywhere, either through a web browser or on your iPad, phone, or other smart device.
I have attached some additional information about Lynda.com and I encourage you to review their website. You may not have access to all of the videos now, but you can see the vast library of tutorials and courses. Here are a few links that will help you navigate to specific topics.
What is Lynda.com?
Lynda.com is a solid, reliable source of training on many web development topics. Regardless of whether one is a beginner or advanced web developer, Lynda.com offers many levels of professional tutorials that address all aspects of business.
- A large selection of tutorial topics
- Up to date applications are covered
- Self paced instruction
- DVD tutorials come with exercises
- Tutorial books are also offered alongside tutorials
- One low monthly subscription fee for all online tutorial videos
- Closed captioning are available on many training sessions
Each online tutorial is presented as a video with an instructor teaching each training session. Screenshots, illustrations, and animations are presented to aid in clarifying the instruction. One can pause, rewind, or fast forward each online tutorial session. With a paid yearly subscription, there are also exercises presented to help integrate the training topics into practical use. Standalone tutorial packages come with exercises on disc as well.
Over 42,678 tutorial videos are offered through the subscription service covering over 678 topics. There are over 366 tutorials offered on CD-Rom or DVD-Rom. Each standalone title is priced separately and includes training exercises alongside videos.