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Innovation Inspiration —#10: All About LinkedIn

Innovation Inspiration
Innovation Inspiration —#10: All About LinkedIn
By Lucy Gray • Issue #10 • View online
LinkedIn is more than just a networking site! Not only is LinkedIn essential for connecting professionally and finding jobs, but it’s also a great source for inspiration and learning. Read on for some suggested LinkedIn tips!

Splurge for a Premium Subscription
As of this writing, the cost for a Premium Career subscription is $29.99 per month, and it’s beneficial, especially if you are in job-seeking mode. You’ll gain insights into potential jobs, salaries, and companies, and you’ll see who’s been checking out your profile. Most importantly, you’ll get access to LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, which is a great source for brushing up your skills.
Join a Few Well Managed Affinity Groups
Groups are a great way to connect with people who have similar interests and goals. Unfortunately, most groups that I’ve encountered on LinkedIn are not particularly well maintained. In addition, owners of many groups have not established effective ground rules for participation or are curating conversations, so be selective with the ones you join. Search for groups here, look for alumni groups for your college or university, and below are a few that might be worth your time.
Follow Company Pages
Companies, non-profit organizations, and independent schools typically have pages highlighting their activities and announcements, which will appear in your LinkedIn newsfeed if you follow them. If you are a premium LinkedIn subscriber, you’ll also have access to data that will provide further insight, such as the number of employees, the typical length of employment, hiring patterns, and more. Below are a few worth following. In addition, Harvard Business Review consistently posts practical advice. The International School of Luxembourg does a fantastic job of highlighting school initiatives and programs. The World Economic Forum posts informative short videos that inspire people to think differently on various topics.
Check Out Events and Newsletters
Both LinkedIn features are relatively new, and the ability to create newsletters apparently is being rolled out slowly to LinkedIn users. To see all of the content you’ve subscribed to in LinkedIn, click on MY NETWORK when logged in to see personalized recommendations. Then, in the top right-hand corner of the event section, click SEE ALL to find more events. Below is one interesting ed tech event taking place today, along with a few newsletters to check out.
Reimagine Education: Technology’s role in addressing education challenges | LinkedIn
The Education Envelope | LinkedIn
Workforce Insights | LinkedIn
#Elevate | LinkedIn
Muck Rack Weekly | LinkedIn
The Gratitude Journal | LinkedIn
Learn Something
Premium users have access to over 16,000 business, creative, and technology asynchronous courses in LinkedIn Learning, formerly known as Lynda.com. See topics here. The interface for taking these courses is well designed.
Recommendations are made based on your profile, you can set weekly goals, and LinkedIn will remind you, and you can receive certificates of completion. Below are a few recommendations!
Betsy Corcoran on Choosing the Right Technology for Your School Video Tutorial | LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com
Learning Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization Video Tutorial | LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com
Thinking Creatively Video Tutorial | LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com
How to innovate and stay relevant in times of change and uncertainty - How to Innovate and Stay Relevant in Times of Change and Uncertainty Video Tutorial | LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com
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Innovation advisor and ed tech evangelist Lucy Gray curates interesting ideas and resources for forward-thinking educators.

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