I would say if we can find funds keep it. I had
someone unexpectedly taking over duties that
required creating a new database. They did not
know Access. I sent them to Lynda, they used it,
loved it and were able to create the necessary
database. I don't think a series of googled
sites would have had the same impact. And like
many have said, more folks need to know it is there.
At 10:36 AM 6/3/2016, you wrote:
>Last year, ETS licensed Lynda.com training
>specifically to provide on-line training options
>for Outlook and Exchange-related services. The
>annual renewal is coming due in mid-July, and we
>are trying to determine if Lynda.com has
>sufficient value to the campus that we should try to find funding to renew it.
>As you know, Lynda provides training for many
>topics, and we think it could be a valuable tool
>for the campus, if people used it.
>But we don't have funding to cover it on an
>on-going basis yet, so we'd need help finding a funding source.
>Before we do that, we're looking for input about
>the value the tool has provided for you, or your
>clients. Have you directed clients to go look
>at a Lynda.com training video to get
>informed? Would you for other topics like MS
>Office, or other tools? Have you used it to
>learn some more advanced topic? They have
>thousands of videos across hundreds of topics.
>Some data. In the last three months, these are
>the 15 most popular Lynda.com courses for UVMers:
>Excel 2013 Essential Training
>Outlook for Mac 2016 Essential Training
>Outlook 2016 Essential Training
>InDesign CC Essential Training (2015)
>Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals
>Git Essential Training
>Excel 2016: Advanced Formulas and Functions
>Ruby on Rails 4 Essential Training
>Foundations of Programming: Databases
>Word 2013 Essential Training
>Windows 10 Essential Training
>Simple Android Development Tools
>Time Management Fundamentals (2011)
>Foundations of Programming: Object-Oriented Design
>Excel 2016 Essential Training
>Up and Running with Raspberry Pi
>But the overall number of users is pretty small
>– only 127 unique userrs in the last 3 months.
>Clearly an underutilized service. Is it
>valuable enough that we should promote it and
>find funding for it, or retire the service?
>If you can email me in the next week or so, if
>you have information about the value of Lynda to share, I'd appreciate it.
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