By Tom Schultz | Wednesday, November 07, 2012
This week, Brandon Hall Group and lynda.com present a free webinar for users in business, education, and government. In Exploring Innovation in the Learning Landscape, Laurie Burruss, senior director of education at lynda.com, and David Wentworth, senior analyst at Brandon Hall, will explain the key tenets of innovation. They will discuss the role and benefits of questioning, experimentation, observation, associating seemingly unrelated concepts, and sharing.
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Webinar details:Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time:1 to 2 p.m. ET
10 to 11 a.m. PT[register now]
By Tom Schultz | Saturday, October 13, 2012
This week, lynda.com presents a free webinar for users in business, education, and government. In User Tips and Tricks: Learning with lynda.com, Laurie Burruss, a professor of interaction design and director of the Digital Media Center at Pasadena City College, explores the lynda.com library of instructional videos as an organization-wide resource for learning and professional development. Discover new features and rewarding tips and tricks—from managing course queues and bookmarks to strategies for spreading the word among employees, students, and faculty.
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• Speed up projects or research
• Share courses with teams or classes
• Learn about content pedagogy and curation
• See how the site accommodates distinct learning styles
• Explore how the timecode-enhanced search engine “thinks
Topics to be covered include transcripts, video player options, course histories, meta tags, certificates of completion, and using lynda.com with a variety of desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Q&A session to follow.
Friday, October 19, 2012
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7 to 8 a.m. PT
10 to 11 a.m. ET[register now]
11 a.m. to noon PT
2 to 3 p.m ET[register now]
By Megan O. Read | Friday, March 26, 2010
Our authors have been busy as usual! Check out the latest news on conferences, speaking events, webinars, and blogs from a few of our fine lynda.com authors:
Author Walt Ritscher is going to have a busy month. In April, he is speaking at three different Microsoft Silverlight conferences. Check him out at one near you:
April 17-18, 2010: Seattle Code Camp v5.0—Two full days of talking about code with fellow developers. Sessions will range from informal “chalk talks” to presentations. There will be a mix of presenters, some experienced folks, for some it may be their first opportunity to speak in public. We are expecting to see people from throughout the Pacific Northwest region and beyond.April 26th: Silverlight User Group talk in New York. Join NYC WPF & Silverlight Meetup to get location information and RSVP.April 27-29th: Devscovery Conference in New York, NY—Devscovery is a three-day multi-track indepth technical conference produced by Wintellect. In 2010, Devscovery will provide 33 technical sessions to cater to the intermediate to advanced developer.
April 17-18, 2010: Seattle Code Camp v5.0—Two full days of talking about code with fellow developers. Sessions will range from informal “chalk talks” to presentations. There will be a mix of presenters, some experienced folks, for some it may be their first opportunity to speak in public. We are expecting to see people from throughout the Pacific Northwest region and beyond.
April 26th: Silverlight User Group talk in New York. Join NYC WPF & Silverlight Meetup to get location information and RSVP.
April 27-29th: Devscovery Conference in New York, NY—Devscovery is a three-day multi-track indepth technical conference produced by Wintellect. In 2010, Devscovery will provide 33 technical sessions to cater to the intermediate to advanced developer.
Join authors Laurie Burruss (lynda.com Senior Director of Education) and Simon Allardice for MoblEd10 in Pasadena, CA April 19- 20. Explore how mobile technologies are impacting the ways we learn, work, and play anytime, anywhere, and everywhere. Register today.
Dan Short, author of the new ColdFusion Builder Essential Training course, gave a great ColdFusion Builder webinar this week. ColdFusion Builder is Adobe’s first dedicated development environment for programmers of ColdFusion-based Internet applications. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recorded content online.
lynda.com author and Product Manager for the Microsoft Windows Phone, Joe Marini, has launched the IE for Windows Phone Team Weblog. If you are looking for updates on the Windows Phone, mobile development tips and sample code, this is a great resource.
By Megan O. Read | Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The job market has been on many of our minds lately. You may have already checked out Laurie Burruss’ course on creating an online résumé to help you get prepared for an upcoming career change.
I spent some time with the lynda.com human resource team and asked them to share a few tips on successful interviewing to help you in your job search. Here are their top four interviewing tips.
1. Do Your Research on the Company
Before going to an interview with a potential employer, always know as much as you can about the company. Find out what drives the company. How long have they been in business? How many employees do they have? What are the main products and services? This kind of information will help you understand what they might be looking for in an individual. Employers like to know applicants have done some research rather than coming in cold.
A good resource to start with would be checking out the company’s About Us page.
The lynda.com About Us page gives an overview of the company mission and motivation, and links to further company information.
By Megan O. Read | Monday, December 21, 2009
Last week at lynda.com, all of our off-site staff authors, acquisitions managers, content managers, and the like were in town for the company holiday party and to take part in week-long think-tank meetings to plan the content for the lynda.com Online Training Library® in the coming months. It’s always inspiring to get everyone together, and admittedly, a bit exhausting to generate so many great ideas!
Clockwise from lower left: Laurie Burruss (in checked shirt), George Maestri, Jan Kabili, Samara Iodice, Auriga Martin, Jim Heid, Toby Malina, Max Smith, Cynthia Scott, Joel Fugazzotto, Bonnie Bills, Kirk Werner, Garrick Chow, Joe Randeen, Tanya Staples, Megan O. Read.
To let off a little steam and relax, the entire content development team went to dinner and a movie. Not just any movie, though! One of our very own cinematographer/directors here at lynda.com, Jacob K. Cunningham, screened his first film Thy Will Be Done in downtown Ventura. It was great to see so many people at the screening, and to support one of our own talented people in their creative endeavors.
Jacob K. Cunningham at his film screening.
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