What were the benefits of using Lynda.com for students and tutors?
A more diversified delivery facilitated session planning as the module is no longer a “software tutorial” course, but instead a design course with software self-directed learning components and workshops. This had a positive impact on engagement and feedback from students and associate tutors in both the module as well as design studio courses.
Positive aspects of using Lynda.com in this scenario
Lynda.com and other online mechanisms to support our delivery had an overall positive impact on the course. While we utilised these resources for teaching activities, it has been observed that students engage with these resources outside teaching hours as part of self-directed learning.
Other positives for using Lynda.com and a learning tool includes:
- the segmentation of content in short yet targeted tutorials for specific topics; this greatly enhanced the students’ experience
- the monitoring of course(s) completion through LinkedIn, becoming a potential employability factor
- the large amount of courses, often addressing similar (or the same) software but for different users and professional knowledge niches.