Learn new skills with Lynda at YPRL

My first step when I want to learn a new skill is to head to YouTube but videos on offer can be patchy, I seem to be trying to learn from people who are as confused as me. I always regret it and wish there was a way to learn online for free from actual experts.

Thankfully, Yarra Plenty Regional Library is connected with Lynda.com as part of its eLibrary where you can jump into loads of quick courses to help you at home or at work. It’s easy and free to join via YPRL’s eLibrary > Learn section. Click on the Lynda link and enter your library card number and PIN. 

From there you can take your time browsing all the courses available. While there are some great basic courses to handle technology (perfect for the relatives who always call you with questions), where Lynda really shines is with an impressive selection of courses that will boost your CV. Programming is covered extensively, as are the different aspects of project management or project styles. There’s also a really great selection of writing and photography courses. If you’re in line for a promotion or looking for a job, these courses not only build your knowledge but also your CV and can be added as certificates on your LinkedIn account.

To select a course, search for the course topic you want and preview what’s on offer (a short video will play when you click on the course image). If you like what you see, click on the + symbol on the right hand side and add the course to your playlist. From there you can watch videos and download learning materials or even install the Lynda app and do the entire course offline, saving you some bandwidth so you can take your learning on-the-go.

It’s never been easier to learn new skills online with Yarra Plenty Regional Library and Lynda.com.

Amy Gray
YPRL member

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