Here's an interesting one - LinkedIn has announced a new partnership with various airlines, including Delta, which will enable passengers to take LinkedIn Learning courses in-flight.
As explained by LinkedIn:
"Taking advantage of travel time is a great way to sharpen your skills, or learn new ones to help you be more successful in your job. Within the LinkedIn Learning library you can choose from thousands of courses taught by expert instructors to sharpen up your skills, so no matter where you are at in your career, you can choose courses from expert instructors across a variety of topics."
Indeed, LinkedIn Learning offers a wide range of courses, which you'll now be able to undertake during your commute, which is a clever way for LinkedIn to maximize awareness of its educational offerings to its core business/professional market.
LinkedIn Learning is the re-branding of the Lynda business education platform which LinkedIn acquired for $1.5 billion back in 2015. Since then, LinkedIn has re-built the education platform, and continued to add more tools and courses to help professionals build out their expertize.
One of LinkedIn's more interesting initiatives on this front is its new skills-match highlights on job listings, which provide insight into how your listed competencies (from your profile) match those that the position advertiser is seeking.
If your skills don't match what the jobs you want require, you can head over to LinkedIn Learning to up your game in the relevant elements - and now you can do so while you fly.
In addition to Delta Airlines, passengers will also be able to access LinkedIn Learning courses on Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Turkish Airlines, select Alaska Airlines flights and with Eurostar rail service. It's a good initiative from LinkedIn, and will no doubt prove popular - and with 575 million members and counting, the platform's professional influence continues to expand.