Hannah James, Division Coordinator in the Directorate Office tells us how she uses LinkedIn Learning.
How did you get started with LinkedIn Learning?
I signed up as soon as I heard that the University was distributing licenses. I’m the type of person who signs up to everything! I’ve had successes in the past with online learning and am open to the format.
How do you choose what to study?
When you first sign up you can select the areas you’re interested in and you get some suggestions. These were really useful. I also browsed through the most popular courses on the site and saved the interesting looking ones so I could look at them later. I’m primarily interested in career development and leadership and there are courses on ‘Leading a team’ and ‘Managing Change’. For fun I also browsed through some of the more random, non-work related courses.
How do you manage your LinkedIn Learning studies?
Although I don’t link my public LinkedIn profile to my learning record, everytime I log in to LinkedIn there’s a Linkedin Learning button at the top of the screen so that reminds me to check in. I also access LinkedIn Learning from home to develop different skills that are not necessarily linked to my day job.
Any tips for users getting started?
I like that all videos have subtitles so that I can watch the videos with or without headphones. The ‘set a goal’ option is a really handy feature for motivation: I can set a goal for 15, 30 or more minutes a week to keep my learning on track.