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Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Learn with lynda.com, UITS during free April tech, software workshops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- University Information Technology Services (UITS) is partnering with lynda.com, a leading provider of video-based learning on a variety of information technology topics, to lead training workshops on broadening software and IT skills this Wednesday (April 13).

Lynda.com

Laurie Burress, lynda.com's senior director of education, will present "Using the Online Training Library for Teaching & Learning," from 9-11 a.m. in the Wells Library, WC302. She will also present "Tips & Tricks for Power Users" from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Wells Library, IC103. Participants have the option of attending workshops in person at the Wells Library at IU Bloomington, or joining the sessions online.

"Lynda.com is an evolving, valuable training tool that features a new site design, an upgraded search engine, and state-of-the-art innovations that enhance accessibility, usability, and interactivity for students, faculty and staff," said Chris Payne, manager of UITS IT Training. "These sessions allow users to explore the site's new features, while learning how to take advantage of the many teaching and learning benefits offered by its Online Training Library®."

Lynda's Online Training Library includes 1,000 courses and related exercise files created by subject matter experts. Comprehensive training is tailored to meet user needs and preferences related to software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office, and topics such as multimedia, web design and programming.

Fee-free access to lynda.com is available through 2013 for all IU students, faculty and staff thanks to a contract between the university and the award-winning e-learning provider. The contract comes on the heels of a successful pilot program that gauged the university community's interest in broadening its software skills with a wider range of e-learning options.

Workshop 1: "Using the Online Training Library for Teaching & Learning"

Workshop 2: "Tips & Tricks for Power Users"

For more details visit:: http://bit.ly/lyndavisit

About lynda.com

Lynda.com is recognized worldwide as a trusted educational resource in the field of digital arts. The lynda.com website celebrated its 10th year online in 2005, and continues to deliver timely and relevant training in major software packages from Adobe, Macromedia, Apple, Microsoft, Corel, Autodesk and others.

For more information, contact Steve Chaplin, University Communications, at 812-856-1896 or stjchap@indiana.edu.