Lynda- an interactive website which provides users with tutorial videos and live action exercises. Its diverse platform offers software, design and business skills for any level. With businesses and over 1 million individuals using lynda.com, it certainly stands as a pioneer website for coding and online technology.
Ease of Use: Easy to follow and very personalized for your pace
Compatibility: Works on Mac and Windows computers. Lynda.com works on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. For mobiles, iOS 7.0+ will be needed for iPhones/iPads and Android 2.3+ for android phones/tablets.
Format: Screencasts, online courses, projects/exercises and video lessons
Pace of Learning: Courses are provided in small chunks meaning that you can control the pace of study
The good? Transcripts are provided for every video meaning that it is easy to go back to cover any forgotten material. In addition, there is a wide range of expert services available with personalized aspects allowing progress to be tracked easily and users to learn at their own pace.
The bad? The exercise files are only available for those who have Premium or a higher subscription. Furthermore, the online courses may not be updated as often as other websites meaning that some new information may not be covered. It is also important to note that lynda.com trains its users and does not provide further career opportunities.
Price: Basic subscription- $25 per month Premium (monthly) - $37.50 per month Premium (annually) - $375 per year (Group subscriptions are available)