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Re: LinkedIn purchase of lynda.com

From: Eric Korb <eric.korb@accreditrust.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:34:58 -0400
Message-ID: <CAMX+RnBzwuWpRp8c1mrPc=WPAG3y_nk+yZbETAnck1ymv6D9Sg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Cc: Sunny Lee <sunny@badgealliance.org>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
@Tim  It looks like it based on Linked Data too!

This is an implementation in Play of a number of tools to build a
Read-Write-Web server using Play2.x and akka. It is very early stages at
present and it implements sketches of the following

   - A CORS <http://www.w3.org/TR/cors/> proxy
   - An initial implementation of Linked Data Basic Profile
   <http://www.w3.org/2012/ldp/wiki/Main_Page>


Eric

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 7:33 PM, Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> 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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