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Linked – LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, updates desktop site

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, today took the wraps off its newest efforts to expand its site beyond job hunting and recruitment, its two business mainstays. The company has launched a new site called Learning, an ambitious e- portal tailored to individuals, but also catering to businesses looking to keep training their employees, and beyond that even educational institutions exploring e-learning courses.

This is a really interesting idea. It makes a lot of sense too.
Currently, being a Premium member is nice when you’re looking for a job, or recruiting, but beyond that it’s nice, but maybe not worth much. With this addition, suddenly being a premium member could also be part of a life long strategy or career development.

That makes for an intriguing tool.

LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, updates desktop site

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