Lifelong learning with LinkedIn
Sharon Scott provides some insight into the new partnership between The University of Adelaide and LinkedIn Learning. This will be offered to both staff and students. Read Sharon’s blog to gather further information on this exciting new opportunity.
The University of Adelaide is partnering with LinkedIn Learning to offer all students and staff access to an extensive library of online resources that support the development of a diverse range of skills and capabilities. LinkedIn Learning is a global platform that provides access to a wide range of online learning modules aimed at helping develop the professional and personal skills students need to be successful in their studies and their careers. LinkedIn Learning provides online videos that can be accessed on-demand across all types of devices, tablets, mobiles and laptops and can be viewed both online or offline.
LinkedIn Learning is designed to supplement or enhance student learning and to help students achieve their personal goals. Students can elect to receive certificates for completed courses and display them in their LinkedIn profile to highlight the skills they have gained.
All videos, courses and collections are presented in short bite-size chunks, so students can search for and focus on particular skills they need to develop. Linkedin Learning uses insights from the LinkedIn platform to develop new content based on in-demand skills. Content ranges from developing practical skills such as using Excel and Word to transferable professional skills like working in teams and time management through to personal development, for example developing self-awareness and building resilience.
Staff will be able to use the content to complement the courses they teach and any staff interested in knowing more about how Linkedin Learning can be used with MyUni should contact Sharon Scott, Manager, Student Employability in the first instance.
There is an enormous amount of content on the platform, and students often feel overwhelmed by information overload, so we will be curating content for students to help them find the content that they need. We will also be mapping the content to the Graduate Attributes and making playlists available to staff and students. Staff are encouraged to think about how they could utilise the content in their teaching and workshops will be run in early 2020 to support teaching staff who want to use Linkedin Learning.
While our focus is on how the platform can help enhance student employability, staff will also have access to the content for their own professional and personal development.
From January 2020 UoA students and staff will have free unlimited access to Linkedin Learning. Watch for an announcement in the LEI Bulletin and Staff News when the platform goes live and all you will need to do is activate your account to get started.
Sharon joined the University of Adelaide in August 2016, in the newly created role of Manger Student Employability. Sharon is based in the PVC Student Learning portfolio in the Division of Academic and Student Engagement and her role is focused on delivering student employability initiatives identified in the University’s strategic plan. In her current role, Sharon provides professional leadership and vision for student employability development across the University including the development of student creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Her employability projects include the development of a flexible institutional strategic framework for student employability, further development of embedded work-integrated learning in the curriculum and the scaling of curricular internship opportunities for students. Sharon’s team also manages the Adelaide Graduate Award scheme. Sharon is also responsible for building partnerships with employers and promoting the University’s employability development initiatives to external stakeholders. She works in close partnership with Careers Service, academic and professional staff from Faculties and Schools, and professional services staff across the University.