Summertime is approaching! It’s a good time to set a few hours of time aside to learn with Lynda.com. I cannot say enough about this learning website! Years ago I was looking for a workshop to attend for learning Adobe Photoshop CS3 (yes I know, years ago). When I worked for a large company, they either sent us to several of these types of workshops or paid someone to come in and teach us these programs. I had no clue the cost to attend one of these live trainings. I remember nearly passing out at the price tag on this training! Then I looked at the options of taking a college class … that not only cost money but required an investment of time according to the class schedule. (I didn’t need college credit either) Thankfully, I discovered Lynda.com!
I found my Photoshop CS3 class on Lynda.com and started the process of taking it. It was BETTER than the in-person class! First of all, Lynda.com finds the best of the best – effective, passionate educators who are respected authorities in their field. I personally have yet to find an instructor that I have not enjoyed. The videos were clear, the course work was laid out in a neat manner, and I could follow along the training on my computer, doing the exercises at the same time as the instructor.
So what does Lynda.com offer?? A LOT. Over 3,500 courses and growing every day. When I started, it was mostly office/business/website design/desktop publishing videos. Since then it has expanded to MANY different training videos that just about anyone could benefit from … for example:
Got a new iPhone? Have no clue how to use it? Check out this Essentials Training by Derrick Chow.
Got a new DSLR camera for your birthday? You can bet they have a training on it in this section, the “Learn Cameras + Gear” area. There is a huge section for photographers!
Need to learn PowerPoint for work? Check the multiple trainings here!
Maybe you are a teacher … did you know there is a whole section on Lynda.com for you? Check out this “Teacher Professional Development” section!
There is so much more! I encourage you to take some time to go and check it out. And the price is right … $24.99 a month for their basic service is a GREAT DEAL. And because I am an affiliate for Lynda.com, I get to offer you a FREE 10 day trial. Give it a try! You won’t regret it. Click on the banner below to try Lynda.com. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.