For those who are curious, I obtained a Lynda.com account one year ago tomorrow. I just finished viewing some training this morning and have therefore finished one year of training. I have found this to be an invaluable resource. The fact that it is available to meet my schedule is most appreciated. The fact that there is a wealth of information available at my fingertips is also greatly appreciated. Those who are interested in some numbers – here are the statistics.
- 82 courses completed (3 more in progress at the moment)
- 3,945 individual movies viewed (equates to 10.8 movies per day on average for the entire year)
- 291.41 hours of video viewed (36.4 days at 8 hours per day, but who works just 8 hours anymore – which translates to an average of 47 minutes per day)
Although a number of courses focused on Adobe technologies, many also focused on other areas. What I found most helpful was not only reviewing and honing my skills as I reviewed and worked through various examples, but also seeing how others teach these technologies. I have tried to employ some of these concepts into the classes I teach as well as some of the approaches to covering these technologies.
It is hard work keeping up with technologies and this is one resource that I plan to continue utilizing. As I mention to students from time to time, it is important to keep learning. Technologies employed with web systems continue to change rapidly. While nearly 4,000 individual movies may seem like a mountain, it was done one small step at a time (only 10 movies per day at a cost of less than an hour per day on average).
Full disclosure – I am a member of the Lynda.com advisory board (and have been since October, 2009). I would have used these resources regardless of my affiliation.
If you are curious about the courses I have completed, you can follow the link below (will open in a new window/ tab).