In the past three months, about 2,260 students, faculty and staff at Duke have accessed free courses through Lynda.com on topics ranging from Excel, IT security and editing software. But the online learning tool with more than 5,000 courses also offers help with personal finance, work-life balance and even songwriting.
Are you looking for a complement to instructor-led training or cost effective just-in-time learning opportunities? Try online training.
Your primary online training resource at Duke is Lynda.com with thousands of technology training tutorials.
Other online training options include:
- DukeExtend: Open online courses.
- Qualtrics University: Qualtrics is a Web-based survey tool. Take advantage of online tutorials.
- Microsoft Online Learning: You can access free online courses from Microsoft.com. See associated help article.
- Global Knowledge offers free business training webinars for IT Professionals.
Tips for Online Training Success
- Consider the below tips to be successful when using online training.
- Have a plan/goal in mind.
- Dedicate/block off time on your calendar. (At work, check with your supervisor if approved as professional development.)
- Eliminate distractions – Get away from your “office space” if permitted. Use a laptop in a quiet room (get away - just as if you are going to a face-face training session).
- Use headphones!
- Hang a “Training in Progress/Do Not Disturb” sign.
You may read Duke's training policies.