A new online education service is now being offered to students at Oswego State. With advertisements on most of the dining hall tables, many students are familiar with the name “Lynda.com”.
Lynda.com, or LyndaCampus is an online program that has been recently introduced to campus. This website allows students to be able to view thousands of videos and tutorials at any time of the day from a computer, mobile device or tablet.
Oswego State received a grant called the Technology Initiative Project (TIP) that is supported by the School of Communication Media and the Arts, School of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Penfield Library. The TIP grants are provided annually by the campus to fund initiatives that would benefit students and learning. Lynda.com’s grant was the first joint-request from all four schools, plus the library.
According to Oswego’s Campus Technology Service newsletter, the videos on Lynda.com “are broken down into short segments for easy navigation and allows the user to log in and out as necessary without losing any data.” The website has been used by several faculty members who say that “it is a great way to assist in ‘flipping the classroom.’”
The tutorials found on Lynda.com are taught by professionals who span a large range of interests including business skills, design, music and video, animation, photography and web design. The website allows one to watch either entire courses online or simply just short tutorial videos, and has features that enable you to use bookmarks to keep track of which videos you have watched or want to watch in the future. To use Lynda.com and take advantage of the available 1,400 videos, it is as simple as logging in with your LakerNet ID.