LinkedIn is paying $1.5 billion for the online education site Lynda.com - Quartz
"LinkedIn wants to do more than help you make the right work connections. You may soon find the professional networking site is bugging you to fill your skill gaps with one of its nifty new online courses.
The company just announced the acquisition of Lynda.com, one of the largest and oldest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers. Lynda.com focuses on skills-based learning, with pre-recorded video courses and tutorials ranging from programming to photo-editing to classroom management."