10 New LinkedIn Learning Courses to Add to Your #SummerLearningList

June 10, 2019

What courses will you learn this summer on your #SummerLearningList?

It’s summer. Which means time on the beach, time on an airplane flying somewhere cool, time in a car driving somewhere fun; even time in an office, albeit (usually) with a slower pace of work.

All of those present opportunities to watch or listen to some LinkedIn Learning courses. After all, what better way to make the most out of your summer than learning a new skill?

In that vein, and in an effort to inspire your own, we decided to create our #SummerLearningList. For this list, we looked at LinkedIn data to identify some of the fastest growing skills the LinkedIn community is learning today, plus worked with our talented course-creation team to recommend new courses we’re really excited to share with you.

The list covers some skills that are incredibly hot right now – like cloud computing – but also some eternal skills that will never go out of style, like leadership and personal branding.

So, without further ado, here are the 10 courses on our #SummerLearningList. Which ones are on yours? Share your list on LinkedIn and join the movement to learn something new this summer!

1. Stories Every Leader Should Tell

Why it’s on the list: The best leaders don’t just manage their people by ensuring they hit deadlines and KPIs. The best leaders inspire their employees to take on big challenges.

And, the best way to do that is through stories.

In this course, Instructor Paul Smith explains the 10 stories all leaders need to tell – and gives playbooks for telling each.

2. Learning Canva

Why it’s on the list: Ever needed a graphic for anything, whether it be social media or for a presentation or even some personal event, like a party or wedding?

Enter Canva. It’s one of the most helpful tools on the market for creating awesome graphics – even if you have absolutely no graphic design background. This course, taught by expert Marley Baird, will show you how to start making awesome graphics right away, regardless of how much experience you have with Canva.

3. Mindful Meditations for Work and Life

Why it’s on the list: A few reasons. First off, mindfulness is becoming increasingly more popular, as the health and performance benefits keep stacking up. And this course offers a practical and easy approach to meditation, including simple, short exercises that you can build into a regular practice.

Additionally, it’s an audio-only course – making it perfect for that long car ride or run along the beach.

4. Personal Branding on Social Media

Why it’s on the list: In an increasingly digital world, your social media presence is essentially your storefront to the rest of the world. And, the better “storefront” you have, the more opportunities you’ll get.

In this course, Branding Expert Jennifer Jessie explains how to use social media to build out your own brand.

5. Mobile Photography Weekly

Why it’s on the list: With all of us having a camera in our pocket today, we all are taking pictures almost daily. But wouldn’t you like to learn how to take good pictures?

This course will show you how. Taught by longtime photographer Seán Duggan, you’ll learn best practices for taking pictures on your phone that you can immediately apply on your adventures this summer.

6. Learning Adobe XD

Why it’s on the list: Adobe XD CC is one of the most innovative tools on the market for UI and UX design and prototyping – and it’s also a trending skill. In this course, learn how it works and how to get the most out of it from expert instructor Tom Green.

7. Building Intelligent Chatbots on AWS

Why it’s on the list: Do you have an Alexa from Amazon? Or Siri (or something similar) on your phone?

The amount of these chatbots is exploding, creating a whole new – and largely untapped – market. In this course, learn how to build your own intelligent chatbot on AWS, from longtime developer Bear Cahill.

8. Azure Developer Tips

Why it’s on the list: Cloud computing is the most in-demand skill in the world today, with Azure itself one of the fastest growing skills in the world. Jump into the cloud with this course, which provides short, actionable tips for getting the most out of Azure.

9. Android Development Essential Training: App Architecture

Why it’s on the list: How cool would it be to build your own app? Learn how in this course, which touches on bleeding-edge best practices for building an app that meets the Everest-level expectations of today’s consumers.

10. Excel Weekly Challenge

Why it’s on the list: First off, Instructor Oz du Soleil alone makes this a must-watch, as he does what few people have only tried – make Excel cool.

On top of that, this is an incredibly helpful and interactive course, which features a new Excel challenge each week. Learn along with Soleil to tackle each challenge, while also taking advantage of our Q-and-A feature to see how others solve them.

This is our #SummerLearningList. What’s yours? Let us know by sharing your summer learning list on LinkedIn with the hashtag #SummerLearningList.

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