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June 29, 2016

Academics are invited to a demo on integrating Lynda.com into module curriculum

Filed under: Elearning, IT Training, Lynda, Moodle — sgswaine @ 8:27 am

IT Services is holding a Lynda.com demonstration for all Academics on Tuesday 5 July 3pm to 4pm in EBS 1.1 at Colchester Campus. The session will also be open to our Southend and Loughton campuses via live video link (see below for details). You don’t need to book a place, just turn up.

The session will cover how Lynda.com videos can be used to supplement your teaching and enhance your students’ learning experience. A representative from Lynda.com will also be on hand to answer questions you may have.

In this demonstration you will:

  • discover how Lynda.com benefits the teaching and learning experience
  • explore the many great features in Lynda.com, designed to make learning engaging and accessible
  • see a practical demonstration of how to create playlists in Lynda.com and how to add videos to a Moodle course
  • hear about the 2016/17 new courses roadmap
  • find out how other UK institutions are using Lynda.com and possibilities for knowledge sharing

Lynda.com is currently used in 50% of all UK universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Southampton and more are looking to implement in the near future.

Some of you may have heard in the news recently that the UK is suffering from a significant digital skills gap and Universities, in particular, are being asked to explore ways in which this gap can be addressed. The East Anglia area, along with London and Scotland ‘come top of the league with over 80% of people having those skills’. One way Essex is addressing this is by offering all our staff and students a free subscription to Lynda.com.

This is your opportunity to find out how you can actively engage with the tool and benefit from this valuable resource – we hope you can join us and help make Lynda.com a success!

Video link info for Southend and Loughton:

  • Southend: Room GB.2.18.
  • Loughton: E15 Director’s office.

Those unable to attend in person can watch the session afterwards via Listen Again.

Below are case studies from UCL explaining how they are using Lynda.com in their curriculum:

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