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LinkedIn (@LinkedIn) Partners With Universities To Offer Official Academic Credit For Completed LinkedIn Learning Courses

  • The University of Huddersfield (@HuddersfieldUni) and the University of Northumbria (@NorthumbriaUni) are part of a new international educational partnership pilot project with LinkedIn Learning
  • LinkedIn Learning online learning paths in topics related to data science, graphic design, and digital marketing are now eligible for academic credit at universities around the world.
  • The credit can be applied to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs including business, information technology, digital media, data science, and communication.

LinkedIn is partnering with seven universities around the world to offer individuals who follow certain LinkedIn Learning online learning paths the opportunity to earn official academic credits that can be applied to a range of undergraduate study programs. and postgraduate and educational certificates – including business, information technology, digital media, data science and communication.

In the UK, the University of Huddersfield and the University of Northumbria are part of a new international educational partnership pilot project with LinkedIn Learning, along with other international partners including the International University of Applied Sciences IU ( Germany), XU Exponential University (Germany), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), ESPM (Brazil) and University of South Australia (Australia).

A wide variety of LinkedIn Learning online learning paths are eligible for official academic credit, including learning paths in data science, graphic design, digital marketing, project management, digital transformation and the leadership. LinkedIn Learning’s engaging and high-quality production e-learning courses are taught by expert instructors and are available in multiple languages.

Learners can select a partner university, browse the list of LinkedIn Learning courses eligible for academic credits, and select a learning path to get started. At the end of the learning path, learners will receive a certificate of completion from LinkedIn and can then receive academic credits after successfully completing an academic assessment of their learning.

Janine Chamberlin, Country Manager UK at LinkedIn, said:

“Providing people with alternative pathways to skills and education – at any point in their lives – is crucial to help them develop and retrain as the world around us changes. We are proud to partner with the University of Huddersfield and the University of Northumbria who recognize the value of our online learning courses and are committed to providing people with a new way to earn academic credit for students. help in their skills development journey. We know this path to education will be of huge benefit to many, and we look forward to expanding our education partners to bring this opportunity to more people in the future.

Rupert district, professor of innovation in learning at the University of Huddersfield, said:

“As the global economy moves towards more skill-based hiring practices, it is increasingly important to help people acquire new skills on an ongoing basis. This requires minimizing barriers to learning by supporting different pathways for talent development and making the experience more personalized. By working in partnership with LinkedIn Learning, we allow learners to seamlessly move from their LinkedIn Learning studies to our courses. This is the future of learning, and we are excited to be involved in what is a big step towards developing personalized learning experiences.


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