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Lynda MOOC platform EDUKWEST

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.

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Google LinkedIn Acquisition EDitorial EDUKWEST

Why Google (Alphabet) should Acquire LinkedIn

Though a not-so-great earnings forecast cost LinkedIn 30% of its stock value the professional network is still one of the most solid companies in the social space. It has 414 million members worldwide, and 57% of traffic now comes from mobile. And by means of its ongoing acquisition strategy LinkedIn is transforming itself from simple network into a full-blown education and career hub.

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LinkedIn Education First EDBRIEF

EDBRIEF: LinkedIn partners with EF for free English Certifications

Education First (EF) announced a new pilot program with the professional social network LinkedIn today. LinkedIn users who indicate English as a second language will get the offer to take a free assessment test via email. Upon completion users will receive the option to add a certification to their LinkedIn profile.

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LinkedIn Lynda.com Acquisition

HEDLINE: LinkedIn to acquire Lynda.com for $1.5 billion

Professional social network LinkedIn announced its intention to acquire online learning company Lynda.com for around $1.5 billion. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2015 and will be a combination of 52% cash and 48% stock. LinkedIn has currently around 350 million members worldwide.

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LinkedIn Add to Profile

EDBRIEF: LinkedIn extends Add to Profile to Higher Ed Institutions

In a further step to become the de facto online resume, LinkedIn announced the extension of its Add to Profile program to colleges and universities. The program initially launched last year with professional providers in the continuing and vocational education space.

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