Over the years I’ve found LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) extremely useful for learning new skills and beefing up my existing skillset. I have paid for a membership for years and considered it just part of the necessary cost of keeping up to date and expanding my knowledge.
Then my local library added free access to LinkedIn Learning as one of their many membership perks. I love it! Definitely check to see if your local library has done the same.
I’ve used LinkedIn Learning courses to fill in gaps in my knowledge, to learn specific skills that I need for an upcoming project, and to reinforce and refresh my knowledge of programming languages in which I’m proficient.
Today I’m looking at LinkedIn Learning’s new “Learning Paths.” I’m intrigued by the Front-End Web Developer path, since that’s the track I’ve been on for a while. But since I’m also considering going deeper into development, I’m also interested in their Full-Stack Web Developer and PHP Developer paths.
Others might lean towards the Web Designer, User Experience Designer, or Ruby on Rails Developer paths. And they’ve set up a bunch of other paths for other technology and art fields.
And while you’re looking at their offerings, keep in mind that there are many videos in other fields that you might enjoy just for the fun of it, or to reinforce other areas of your business or your personal interests. I often watch their photography videos, for example. I’m not a professional photographer, but I love taking pictures as a serious avocation. And there are a myriad of courses in marketing, finance, business relations, etc., that can be useful to anyone in any field.