An online learning and training resource for the members of the FIT community.
Several pressures on faculty, students, and staff led FIT to lynda.com online training. Chief among these was a need for a wide range of instructional videos to supplement classroom teaching, and a desire to ease demand on technical support staff and facilities.
The school researched several online training providers. In 2010, FIT deployed 50 pilot licenses of lynda.com. As word spread, the service became increasingly popular. In 2012, the school purchased more than 9,000 licenses of lyndaCampus, which lets users create personal profiles and access the lynda.com library of instructional videos from any location with an Internet connection.
“The lynda.com tutorials were broken down into chunks that faculty and students were comfortable with,” said Gregg Chottiner, former FIT Vice President of Information Technology. He described the courses as high quality and current.
Today lynda.com is used on desktop and mobile devices by thousands of FIT faculty and students as well as staff members, who can develop software, creative, and business skills at their own pace.
“Students can watch a lynda.com tutorial at home to learn the basic functionality of software and then put it into context with their professors. It’s a more efficient use of time for everyone.” – Jeffrey Riman, Coordinator of the FIT Center for Excellence in Teaching