I have a little secret. One of my best resources for keeping up with new software has been a company known as Lynda.com, an online library of over 2400 instructional videos. WordPress? Photoshop? Microsoft Access? Lynda.com has courses on just about every topic you can imagine.
And now that same training library is being made available to all faculty and staff at WOU.
WOU has purchased five licenses that can be assigned to anyone for one-week intervals (or longer by arrangement), allowing unlimited access to every course in their collection. This is a one-year pilot program, so I encourage you to take advantage of it. The courses are all very modular, allowing you to either watch the whole sequence or focus on a particular skill. It’s not just technology, either. There are also courses on customer service, photography, audio production, and more. For a great introduction to Lynda.com, as well as an example of the course format itself, check out the How to Use Lynda.com video located here:
Here are three courses that might be of interest (you can preview the first few videos without a login):
WordPress Essential Training
Access 2013 Essential Training
Excel 2013 Essential Training
PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training
If you’re interested in taking any of these courses, or others, drop me a line and I’ll get you started. Only five people can use it at once, but you are welcome to reserve a one-week slot for a later time as well. I’m also happy to meet with individuals or groups to answer any questions or better explain how you might take advantage of this great training tool.