How Swarthmore Uses

Over roughly four years, Swarthmore has used videos to expand our knowledge.  A quick glance through the courses completed suggests that folks use Lynda for class-related activity the most (great!) — but peeking at the long tail of courses shows that we are well-rounded and might even have fun, too (see: Ethical Hacking, YouTube for Musicians, Understanding Patents, Insights from a  Professional Songwriter, and Learn Instagram: The Basics. Let’s take a look at the historical data.  In our first year (2013-2014 — the one where we wore wigs and glasses to look like the logo), we had 739 users, 14,142 … Continue reading How Swarthmore Uses

Students gather around a laptop computer listening to a podcast

Language & Identity in the African Experience Podcast Project

Students from Professor Jamie A. Thomas’ Spring 2017 linguistics seminar, Language and Identity in the African Experience, recently completed a semester long project creating a podcast series titled AFROLATINX PODCAST™ and an informative and media-rich companion website Language & Identity in the African Experience. AfroLatinx … Continue reading Language & Identity in the African Experience Podcast Project

Sneak Peek: Lynda Insights

Since late summer 2013, Swarthmore users have had access to the entire library of videos (found at  During that time, we’ve had 1284 users watch 47,272 videos for a total of 3397 hours.  Are you missing out? At the time of this post, there are 5755 courses totalling 212,653 video tutorials available, on topics ranging from Gmail to mindfulness to Amazon Web Services to how to play rock guitar.  But what courses and video are most popular? Looking at the 2016-2017 school year, the top five courses are: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2015) Revit Structure 2016 Essential Training Java … Continue reading Sneak Peek: Lynda Insights