HR News That You Can Use - January 2011

DUE Human Resources

Training and Development

New! lynda.com Online Training Available to the MIT Community at No Charge

Information Services and Technology (IS&T) is pleased to announce that MIT faculty, staff, and students can now freely access lynda.com’s catalog of 900+ online courses. Each course is taught by an industry expert and consists of multiple short videos that can be watched and replayed at any time. Training topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Windows and Macintosh operating systems
  • Microsoft Office
  • Design, including Adobe Creative Suite
  • Web + Interactive
  • Social Media
  • iPhone and iPad

To access lynda.com at no charge, you must connect through the MIT-specific URL: lynda.mit.edu. You will be required to authenticate, either by certificate or by entering your Kerberos ID and password. You can access lynda.com 24/7 from on or off campus.

CompuWorks Training

For those who prefer in-class instruction on Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and other commonly used software, IS&T recommends CompuWorks of Boston. Members of the MIT community can view the CompuWorks catalog online and register for classes at deeply discounted rates. Classes are held at the CompuWorks Boston Training Center, located two blocks from South Station on the Red Line.