Lynda.com is the best on-line resource for video-based training. The breadth and depth of the Lynda.com library in the “Design” category is particularly strong. Now, I’m probably biased as I’m a Lynda.com author, but they really do have great courses from some of the best authors in the business.
I watch Lynda.com courses to learn new skills that are outside my core area of expertise. But it’s a constant challenge to find the time. But now there are more options for accessing Lynda.com courses than ever before.
Can I watch courses on my iPad? My TV?
There are Lynda.com mobile apps for iPad and iPhone as well as Android and Windows 8+. There are also desktop apps for Mac OS X and Windows 7+. These apps allow you to download entire courses so that they can be watched offline on your phone, tablet, or laptop. Suddenly, long flights become a great place to learn new things!
And speaking of flights, if you are fortunate enough to be flying on Virgin Atlantic, you can access Lynda.com courses free on many Virgin Atlantic flights.
What does it cost?
Lynda.com training is extremely low-cost. $24.99 gets you a month of unlimited training. You can save money by purchasing a year-long subscription, or just pay for individual months as you need the service.
Some library systems provide free access to Lynda.com. For example, here in St. Paul, MN, the Ramsey County Libraries provide free access.
Some corporations provide access to Lynda.com company wide, as do some educational institutions.
Here’s a link for a 10-day free trial of Lynda.com so you can try it out!