- LinkedIn Learning has opened up their platform for organizations to post learning content, according to a post on the LinkedIn Learning blog by Kevin Simon, Senior Director of Product at LinkedIn.
- Once learning content is published or linked from an outside public source to the LinkedIn database, it will be immediately searchable by LinkedIn members.
- LinkedIn will also include reporting features and the ability for organizations to create structured learning paths for those who are assigned courses. More features and enhancements will be announced.
When LinkedIn improved it's look and design, then purchased Lynda.com last year to provide a more complete professional development and networking platform for users, people started paying more attention. Now, LinkedIn is taking the next logical step by listening to it's users and allowing organizations to post custom course content from a wide variety of sources. This essentially makes it more valuable to organizations that wish to provide on-demand training modules to employees which can be used to direct long term career paths with structured programs.
This move also reflects growing interest in "social learning." Sharing resources between employees or even across companies is one way to help employees retain the knowledge they learned, especially if they can help teach it to others. In the meantime, look for many organizations that already use and share open content to begin participating in LinkedIn Learning's new publishing platform.