How Microsoft Can Be A Digital Learning Powerhouse With It’s Lynda.com Acquisition

With Microsoft’s $26 billion-dollar acquisition of LinkedIn, the software giant also gets a bevy of other online businesses. One of the sites included in the package deal is Lynda.com, which LinkedIn acquired for $1.5 billion in 2015. It’s definitely not Microsoft’s first foray into online learning, but it might be one of its most useful; especially when you consider that Microsoft is already the most significant source of certifications on LinkedIn today.

Microsoft dominates in the certification arena (and already makes up 6 out of the 25 most popular courses on Lynda.com), but there are still some unexplored and yet-to-be considered areas in which Microsoft could truly revolutionize the way we see online education and certification with the help of LinkedIn and Lynda.com.

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