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By Justin Seeley | Saturday, June 6, 2015

What's Your Learning Style? Discover It—and Use It

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What kind of learner are you? That’s a question rarely asked of a student or employee these days.

Most assume that the traditional education model is sufficient for imparting knowledge onto others. The problem with that, however, is that most of us are unique in the way we interpret data.

Humans are not made on an assembly line with identical processors. Some of us learn by seeing, some by doing, and others by hearing. Many of us are also hybrids, meaning we need to both see and hear something—or touch and hear it—in order to completely understand it.

Here’s how to find your learning style and use it to your advantage.

By Britt Andreatta | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

6 Steps to Creating a Learning Culture — and Why You Should

create a learning culture at work

Whether you know it or not, your organization already has a learning culture. If you employ humans, then learning happens in your workplace every day because we’re biologically wired to learn; we can’t stop ourselves from doing it.

The real question is whether you have a transformative learning culture that makes your organization more successful—or one that breeds conformity and stagnation.

I could go on and on about the perils of the latter: how organizations with poor learning cultures experience high turnover of their top talent, struggle to keep their customers, and ultimately fall behind their competitors on a number of fronts. They may seem profitable on paper for a bit, but ultimately the costs of the human factor catch up and they fail.

Organizations that create transformative learning cultures not only succeed but thrive. They know that learning is as natural and biologically driven as breathing—and they cultivate people’s potential through learning opportunities.

Here are the six steps to create a learning culture at your organization—and how it will help.

By Scott Fegette | Saturday, December 13, 2014

Celebrate 12 Days of Learning — with Free Online Courses

free online courses for 12 Days of Learning at lynda.com

Stuck indoors? Need a break from holiday revelry? Join us at lynda.com, where we’re celebrating 12 Days of Learning by offering 12 free online courses over the next 12 days.

Join us each day and learn something new as we unlock a free course in each of the following topic areas.

By Starshine Roshell | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Member Story: From Binge-Watching to Binge-Learning

From Netflix to Lynda - A Member's Journey

What if you took all the time you spend watching television—and instead applied it to learning something new?

That’s the question that popped into Sean Witzke’s head late one night after binge-watching his favorite shows: Breaking Bad, Lost, Prison Break, Suits

“The thought crossed my mind: What if everyone who watched Netflix watched lynda.com instead? How much would the world change—our productivity and people’s quality of life?” says Sean. “Then I thought … why don’t I just do that?”

By Crystal McCullough | Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School Online Training Library® deals for teachers, students and schools

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You already know how passionate we are about teaching, and we’re honored and thrilled that our service is used by thousands of teachers to better their personal skills and enhance classroom teaching.

We recently launched an academic program for campus-wide licenses that allow students, staff, and teachers to access the lynda.com Online Training Library® from anywhere on their network using existing campus login credentials. We also have special programs for classroom training, and have a three-month semester-long membership that we think is an ideal gift for students heading off to college. If you want to learn more about our programs, a good start is our Never Stop Learning page.

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