MIT's Information Services and Technology (IS&T) has renewed its contract with lynda.com, a popular online software training resource. MIT faculty, staff and students can continue to freely access lynda.com’s catalog of 900-plus courses.
Mark Wiklund, IS&T training manager, noted that since the pilot rollout in January 2011, more than 24,000 instructional sessions have been delivered to MIT via lynda.com, totaling more than 2,800 hours of training. Those numbers reinforce the positive feedback IS&T has received about lynda.com’s engaging tutorials, making the contract renewal a straightforward win for the MIT community.
Each course in lynda.com is taught by an industry expert and consists of a series of short videos that can be watched and replayed at any time. Training topics are wide-ranging. A representative sample includes:
- Windows and Macintosh operating systems
- Microsoft Office
- Design, including Adobe Creative Suite
- Web + Interactive (end user and developer)
- Social Media
- iPhone and iPad
MIT students, faculty and staff can access lynda.com at no charge through the MIT-specific URL: lynda.mit.edu. Authentication is required, either by certificate or by entering your Kerberos ID and password. lynda.com training is available 24/7 from on or off campus. For more information about how the service works, refer to IS&T's lynda.com FAQs page.