Would you like to learn new skills like photo retouching, music production, game design, or logo design? Or increase your knowledge about photography, business skills, or career development?
The Gila County Library District is offering a new, free resource called lynda.com that lets you learn skills like these online, through your home computer, tablet, or mobile.
More than 4,000 video tutorials are available for creative, business, and technology skills.
They are offered in these major areas:
Business: career development, business skills, logo design
Education: elearning, teacher tools, Microsoft Word, PSAT test prep
Design: graphic design, digital publishing, illustration
Web: web development, blogging, ecommerce
Developer: game design, creating mobile apps, programming languages
Photography: cameras, gear, compositing, Photoshop
Video: shooting video, motion graphics, web delivery
3D: animation, rendering, modeling
Audio: music production, audio engineering, virtual instruments
These are just a few examples of the thousands of tutorials available on lynda.com. There are courses at all levels from beginner to expert.
For teachers, lynda.com offers tutorials on instructional design, classroom management, professional development, educational technology, and more.
Business owners can learn a wide range of skills from project management and negotiation to leadership skills and online marketing strategy. There are tutorials to help you learn SEO, spreadsheets, word processing, and more.
And lynda.com has more than 1,200 courses on web design, including how to embed video, format text, design in CSS, create a content strategy, and analyze user experience design.
Free apps are available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. You can switch between devices without losing your place.
A subscription to lynda.com would normally cost $25/month, but now you can get access for FREE and take unlimited tutorials. You just need a library card and PIN, and a computer, tablet, or mobile.
Log on by clicking the lynda.com button on the library’s website.
Patricia Sanders lived in Globe from 2004 to 2008 and at Reevis Mountain School, in the Tonto National Forest, from 2008 to 2014. She has been a writer and editor for GMT since 2015. She currently lives on Santa Maria island in the Azores.