Professional network LinkedIn is getting into the professional skills education market in a big way: The social company purchased Lynda.com, the online learning company founded in 1995 by technical skill instructional book author Lynda Weinman and co-founder Bruce Heavin. Lynda.com has long been the go-to resource for online learning on subjects like Photoshop, basic HTML, CSS, management practices and many more, offering instructional videos and tutorials from industry experts and vets long before e-learning was at anywhere near the level of interest it enjoys today.
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We think that this event it’s a strategic one, cos it will potentially change the job-employee boundaries, enabling people collaboration and moreover skill people in a brand new way. Linkedin has understood that they have the key to completely change the way people get hired or become entrepreneur. Moreover, they probably will try start to eliminate that last boundary.