Career Pathways and Social Media: LinkedIn's Learning Paths
Submitted by Michael Cruse on April 6, 2016 - 4:15pm
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The 53 learning paths currently are a package of Lynda.com courses designed to help learners to begin a career, or advance in a current field. For learners who aren't sure about which path to pursue, LinkedIn will make recommendations based on their interests, or which jobs are popular, according to the site Re/Code. By the end of 2016, the company plans to offer over 100 learning paths.
Each learning path takes 10 to 68 hours, depending on the skill, and users can quickly and easily display their completion on their LinkedIn profile. According to LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, “Our ultimate vision is to develop the world’s first economic graph….We want to digitally map the world’s economy, identifying the connections between people, companies, jobs, skills, higher educational organizations, and professional knowledge, and allow all forms of capital—intellectual capital, financial capital and human capital—to where it can best be leveraged.”
Unlike LinkedIn's social media platform, which is free for basic level service, these learning paths have an associated cost. You can access a free trial and learn about pricing for access to these learning paths here.
Questions: What do you think about LinkedIn's approach to connecting social media and career-related learning paths? Is this something you think would be valuable for learners in your programs? Is this a product that you think has value in creating career pathways opportunities for learners in your programs?
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