Lynda.com’s 3,800+ video courses are now available at no additional charge to all UNC-Chapel Hill students. Self-paced courses of all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies and more. UNC-Chapel Hill ITS Teaching and Learning has contracted with Lynda.com to provide their services for all students in addition to a previous contract providing access for staff and faculty. Courses are available on-the-go and optimized so that you can switch from computer to tablet to mobile device without missing a beat.
“Going forward, online education will play an increasingly large role on how we learn and teach,” said Andrew Powell, Student Body President. “ITS’ partnership with Lynda.com is a great step for Carolina, and I am excited to see our students benefit from these educational resources.”
Previously only available to faculty and staff, the expansion to include students is the result of collaboration between ITS and Student Government’s Web & Communications team.
“Allowing students access to Lynda.com will open doors and opportunities for so many people. Several students approached me over the last few months asking for access to Lynda, so I submitted an official proposal to ITS leadership,” says Brent Comstock, Head of Technology & Web Cross Cutting Team. “ITS has done a great job this semester of listening to student requests and this project reiterates that in a very large way.”
“It is always a pleasure to respond to students’ needs. It is particularly welcome to do so by providing access to industry leading online technology training materials that will help not only in academic pursuits, but also in preparation for the workforce,” comments Michael Barker, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Computing and Learning Technologies.
Whether you want to learn how to develop an app, retouch in Photoshop or the basics of big data, Lynda.com has a course to help you boost your skillset – and your resume.
For more information on more UNC IT-related online training resources please see software.sites.unc.edu/learnit-online.