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Lynda – MOOC Platform in Disguise?

As a keen follower of all things edtech you will likely have noticed that MOOC platforms like Udacity and now Coursera are moving away from classic higher education subjects and increasingly into tech skills. Startups like Udemy served that vertical early on. If you think about it, it is somewhat a self-fulfilling prophecy that a Silicon Valley startup is serving the ecosystem it exists in.

Besides being a potentially big money maker for Coursera, tech skills are also the main market for which now belongs to LinkedIn. Getting competition from this heavily funded player cannot stay unanswered. So what if LinkedIn decides to become a MOOC platform and to partner up with higher education institutions?

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Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at

  • Hi Kirsten, indeed there is no doubt that linkedin can become biggest edtech player in the market. Since ages many startups have been trying to become big in edtech and no-one has cracked this model. Eventually edtech has to be about jobs and what could help you in job market and linkedin seems to be most apt for this.

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    Good morning Kirsten,
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