Technology

How LinkedIn’s Latest Move May Matter to Colleges


LinkedIn’s purchase of the online-course company Lynda.com has the potential to do to higher education what Airbnb has done to the hotel industry, says one observer.
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Whether or not college leaders realize it, last week’s announcement by LinkedIn that it would spend $1.5 billion to buy Lynda.com, a provider of consumer-focused online courses, carries notable consequences for higher education.

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