Learning Paths provide a recommended list of courses related to a specific professional topic or career. Once you have completed a Learning Path, you are able to share this accomplishment on your LinkedIn account.
- [Instructor] Learning Paths are another useful feature to help you find relevant content on the LinkedIn Learning platform. Whereas a LinkedIn Learning course gives you focused instruction on a specific topic, Learning Paths will provide several courses focused around a larger topic. Some examples of Learning Paths include Become a Web Developer, Become a Manager, and Become an Instructional Designer. Now, within a Learning Path are several hours worth of content, giving you an in-depth and thorough learning experience around that desired skill.
They'll include courses or videos from different instructors, all geared towards helping you develop a specific set of skills. Let's take a look at how we can find Learning Paths. So I'm going to go back to the LinkedIn Learning home page. And from here, I'm going to search, just like I would for a course. I'll type in Instructional Design and it brings me to that page. Now, on the left, we took a look at filters before. This time I'm going to filter it for Learning Paths. I'll click here. And it shows us the different Learning Paths we have available.
So I have one on becoming an instructional designer, becoming an L&D professional, and becoming an instructional developer. I'm going to go ahead and click on one of these. I'll click on Become an Instructional Designer, and that brings us to the main page for this Learning Path. Here it gives a description of that Learning Path. It also tells you what you'll master, what you'll learn, and what you'll practice. Off to the right, it shows some Learning Path details, for instance, it shows here the amount of time that this Learning Path will take.
So this one has 14 hours of content. And below that is the number of items that are in this Learning Path. So here there are 11 different courses. Now we can scroll down to see this Learning Path. And they recommend that I follow along here. So I have The Neuroscience of Learning, Instructional Designs, Models of ID, and some other courses. And as you complete them, it will mark these as completed. Down at the bottom, you can go to see here the different authors that have contributed to this Learning Path.
So if I want to find out more about them, I can go ahead and click on Learn More. So for instance, here under Shea, I can learn more about Shea and some of the courses that she teaches in the Learning Path. Now I'm going to back up. You'll notice down here that at the end, it says earn your badge. When you're done, you'll have a earned badge of completion. Once you've completed this Learning Path, you'll be able to share this accomplishment on your LinkedIn profile. Doing this is a great way to let potential or current employers, as well as your whole professional network, know that you've dedicated significant time to learning and gaining new skills in a specific topic area.
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Q: This course was updated on 05/17/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that explain how to create collections and use practice environments.
Q: This course was updated on 1/16/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover learning paths, taking notes, assessments, the Q&A feature, and earning a certificate of completion.