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Re: LinkedIn purchase of lynda.com

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:33:05 +1000
Message-Id: <2AF6FDD4-5B01-4CA9-9705-5BF07D320EA4@gmail.com>
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
To: Sunny Lee <sunny@badgealliance.org>
I think linkedin uses play framework[1]

Henry Story has been doing a lot of ldp work with that platform [2]

[1] https://engineering.linkedin.com/play/play-framework-linkedin
[2] https://github.com/read-write-web/rww-play

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> On 17 Apr 2015, at 1:15 am, Sunny Lee <sunny@badgealliance.org> wrote:
> 
> Howdy folks, 
> 
> Yesterday I came across Audrey Watters' analysis on LinkedIn's acquisition of lynda.com here: https://medium.com/@audreywatters/data-and-diplomas-on-linkedin-s-acquisition-of-lynda-com-47d87790cb1c
> 
> Her conclusion was this:
> 
> Instead education data is often trapped in silos — inaccessible to and uncontrolled by learners. Students are compelled to use ed-tech software, but have little say in what happens to their content and your data. Now, I don’t think LinkedIn users have a lot of say in what happens to their content and data there; but hey, at least they can export it if they want to.Hopefully that feature won’t disappear as LinkedIn moves to become a new “certification platform.” (But I’m not going to hold my breath… nor expect any tech blogs to cover this…)
> 
> I do agree that linkedin's foray into training content is more than just a content play and may signal entry into certification and credentialing. With that said, I wonder if they should be on the list of recruits for the cred cg: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u0DC4U7jAayv1IvOY2qu7nMRtiFOPxwCT3BkPJek5ho/edit#heading=h.tk9sxa7wovya
> 
> Maybe there's history already there that I'm not aware of but thought I'd share with this group. 
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
> Sunny
> 
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