Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding the right skills to learn, part of Gaining Skills with LinkedIn Learning (2016).
- [Lecturer] Now that you've gotten started with LinkedIn Learning, you have access to over four thousand courses taught by industry experts which is really amazing but also potentially overwhelming. So let's explore a few ways to leverage LinkedIn Learning to find the right skills for you to learn. Now it all starts here on your customized landing page. When you first got started with LinkedIn Learning, you selected some core skills. Those skill are now recommending content for you. For example, I selected the marketing skill, and here I can see they're several marketing courses that are being suggested by LinkedIn Learning. As I scroll down the page, I can see that there's different recommendations for all the skills that I have selected.
Now at any time you can edit or update your skills simply by clicking on the Edit Skills button, and then choosing to either deselect skills or find and add more skills such as project management. Once you've added the skills that you'd like, simply click back onto the LinkedIn Learning logo, and it'll take you right back to your landing page. You can scroll down and find courses based on the new skills that you've selected. Now sometimes, you may not know the right skill or software that you need to add in order to get recommended courses. If that's the case, then I highly recommend that you check out the Topics menu in the upper right hand corner.
If I click on the Topics button, I can then see the various topics underneath the Business, Creative and Technology libraries. If I select one of these topics such as software development, I can now see a variety of skills or subtopics that are related to software development. Another way to find skills is to simply look at a course. For example, here I'm gonna go and take a look at the Foundations of Programming Fundamentals course. Once I've clicked on the course, I'm just going to scroll down into the Overview tab, and inside the Overview tab, directly below the Course Description I can see the careers of people that have watched this course, where they work, as well as the skills covered in this particular topic.
For example, if I'm trying to learn software development, then I may also want to add software design as one of the skills so that I can have software design courses appearing on my homepage. Taking the time to add and delete the right skills inside of LinkedIn Learning is gonna make sure that each time you log in, you'll have access to the most appropriate courses.
- Finding the right skills to learn
- Making a learning game plan
- Knowing your learning style
- Making learning stick
- Adding certificates to your profile
Skill Level Beginner
What was changed when the course was updated 02//09/2017?
Updates were made to the following topics: malleable intelligence, setting a learning goal, active vs. passive learning, and joining the online conversation.