Last month I introduced you to Lynda.com and its massive collection of video tutorials (see part 1). What I didn’t realize at the time was just how much content Lynda.com has and the level of instruction provided.
As I watched various videos in each main category, one thing remained the same in all of them – the quality. The videos look professionally shot, instructors are experts in their fields, and all the tips were really, really useful! Each course is divided into separate topics so you can watch just one or two and then return for more at a later time. Individual videos average about 2-5 minutes. There was one video about iPad GarageBand (an app totally uninteresting to me) that ran 14 minutes. I was prepared for the most boring, mundane tutorial ever but was completely surprised. I actually found it so informative and well-done that I just HAD to watch it all the way to the end!
While each instructor speaks clearly, some speak faster than others. I’m so glad there’s an option to turn on closed caption by pressing the little ‘cc’ in the bar below the video. I didn’t even know that until I watched the “How to Use Lynda.com”.
If you have any interest in learning or sharpening you skills with digital graphic, audio/visual, photography, software development, or music, you’ll love Lynda.com. There’s even a section that you can get up close and personal with some top creative artists as well. I plan on using these in my daughter’s homeschooling curriculum.
Lynda.com is accessible on the go as well. Android, iPhone, and iPad platforms are supported so you can watch videos anytime, anywhere. Not really into online streaming or want a hard copy of the course to reference? DVDs are available as well. You find out more about the pricing of plans and the benefits of taking advantage of this fantastic online library at http://www.lynda.com/membership.
While I encourage you to try it out yourself, I am also giving away TWO full Annual Premium memberships. This normally costs $375 per year and includes exercise files, over 82,000 tutorials, and anytime access. Enter below!