LinkedIn Learning services extended for one year

LinkedIn Learning provides students with a range of course materials and certifications related to their fields Photo credit: Kavya Nair

Shortly after withdrawing the LinkedIn Learning contract, eCampusOntario approved an extension of service for Ontario students and faculty until September 2021.

LinkedIn Learning, a platform of on-demand instructional videos, certifications to help you in your career, as well as overall development and course material that can be personalized, was granted to Ontario students by eCampusOntario in 2018.

Earlier this year, the organization made the decision to end the contract. While Algonquin College has several resources to help students develop their skills, the news has been a major setback for many students.

“It’s very difficult to understand some concepts, especially now when everything is online,” said Kinshuk Singh, a marketing management student. “LinkedIn Learning has helped a lot to understand certain topics more simply. ”

Another electromechanical engineering technician and user student at Algonquin, Vrushank Shah, has already achieved three certifications on LinkedIn Learning. He said the installation is beneficial for tech programs like his.

Shah calls the extension “good news” for the students.

“I am happy that the service is extended,” he said. “I took certificate courses in IoT, Java, and C. I was studying marketing and business management topics on the tool when I received an email regarding the shutdown, but I was glad it’s back. “

The joint initiative of eCampusOntario, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) and LinkedIn helped 44 Ontario universities and colleges access their data, in a bid to modernize education.

“By working in partnership with eCampusOntario and, we are excited to deliver flexible online learning that will strengthen Ontario’s talent advantage and help post-secondary students prepare for successful careers in this area. changing economy, ”said Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Higher Education and Skills Development in a press release on the LinkedIn site.

“It’s a very handy tool to use on a daily basis,” said Nicole Khoury, Marketing Management graduate from Algonquin College. “Everything is presented in such an elaborate way. “

The service is not only limited to students, faculty can also use the facility to get training on the latest IT topics including networking and software development.

Users can also connect their LinkedIn accounts to access personalized recommendations to display achievements and certifications on their profile, a valuable feature when applying for jobs.

“I connected my LinkedIn profile to LinkedIn Learning and it helped me get personalized data related to my domain,” said Yash Khatavkar, graduate in project management from Lambton College in Toronto.

“Once enrolled, it designs a graph of course materials and certificates that are right for you. The certifications are genuine and all videos have trained professionals who are experts in their field. It was an important addition to my resume, ”he said.

“Although it is not clear whether the license will be renewed again. The facility is available to all students and faculty until September 30, 2021,” Margaret Cusson, dean of academic development wrote in a chain mail electronic.

A guide to using the service is available on the Algonquin Library website.

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