Since the launch of our new online training tool in February, more than 1,200 students, faculty and staff members have logged onto [lynda.com] to expand their learning experience. Have you used [lynda.com] yet?
[Lynda.com] teaches the latest software and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. It’s easily available though the Software tab in ERNIE, and doesn’t require any additional log-in credentials when you access it directly through our portal.
With [lynda.com], you can access nearly 1,700 videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, design, music and video, home computing, animation, and web design and development. A few of the most widely viewed courses throughout all [lynda.com] users are tutorials on how to use Photoshop, PowerPoint, Blackboard, Word, HTML, and Twitter. New courses are added every week.
Early reports have shown that some of most popular course topics that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students, faculty and staff members have chosen to learn more about through [lynda.com] are: Microsoft Access 2010, Excel 2010, SPSS Statistics, Time Management Fundamentals, Windows 7, and WordPress.
Students can take tutorials to brush up on software basics, or learn entirely new applications. They can also incorporate cutting-edge technologies into school projects. These new skills can help students stand out from both personal and professional perspectives.
Faculty can enhance the learning environment for students using [lynda.com] by assigning tutorials to augment assigned projects or coursework. Links to courses can be easily embedded into Blackboard or into shared online spaces. In short, [lynda.com] complements classroom instruction.
Staff and faculty can improve productivity and professional development by taking advantage of the software tutorials and soft skills tutorials, such as leadership, group dynamics, time management, and more.
[Lynda.com] lets you manage your learning in a personal profile. This means that you can keep track of course histories, queue up your next tutorials and bookmark favorite courses or points of reference. All completed courses come with an official certificate of completion.
Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, we encourage you to check out [lynda.com]. With this self-paced tool, you can enhance your Embry-Riddle learning experience on your own schedule, based on your personal preferences and professional goals.
If you haven’t yet joined the [lynda.com] revolution at Embry-Riddle, why not get started today? Visit the “software” tab in ERNIE, and click on the “lynda.com” icon to enter the system. You can also “personalize” your ERAU Tools by adding the “Online Training – lynda.com” icon to your ERNIE homepage.
For questions, contact IT support: [ITSupport@erau.edu] or call 928.777.6990.