The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the workforce and education in almost every way. Many offices and businesses are being told to shut their doors and have their employees work from home, if they can. Schools and universities are shifting to online classes. Both of these can present a challenge to workers, to teachers, and to students.

People can turn to a very familiar platform for solutions: LinkedIn Learning, which has unlocked more than a dozen of its online courses, offering them for free to make the transition easier.

“The courses that we’ve unlocked relate to remote work. We have a playlist that we can link to, focused specifically on how one can work from home, how one can manage teams working from home, et cetera,” explains Jake Hirsch-Allen, the North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead for LinkedIn Learning and my guest this week on the Work in Progress podcast.

Another set of courses is designed to help teachers move their content online quickly. “That list of courses was specifically developed in coordination with the University of North Carolina System, but should apply really to any higher education institution looking to quickly move its content from in-person teaching to online teaching,” he explains.

Even before the current health care crisis, LinkedIn Learning has offered more than 2,000 courses in seven languages, teaching individuals some of the most in-demand workforce skills. Those courses are still available to individuals who might want to check them out. You can read more here at the LinkedIn Learning Blog.

You can find and subscribe to the Work in Progress podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

And as Jake and I discuss in the podcast, find a few moments in your day to do something that makes you happy, such as take a walk in your neighborhood while practicing social distancing. This is from one of my moments.

Episode 123: Jake Hirsch-Allen, LinkedIn Learning
Host: Ramona Schindelheim, Editor-in-Chief, WorkingNation
Producer: Larry Buhl
Executive Producers: Joan Lynch, Melissa Panzer, and Ramona Schindelheim
Music: Composed by Lee Rosevere and licensed under CC by 4.0.

You can check out all the other podcasts at this link: Work in Progress podcasts

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