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Boom time for Lynda.com

According to research firm Global Industry Analysts, e-learning is set to boom in 2015 with a projected value of $107 billion. While traditional face-to-face education is not going away, online learning will continue to flourish and serve as a medium to provide additional training and information. One of the startups at the forefront of online learning is Lynda.com. What makes Lynda.com popular is it offers its users access to its training library of 5,700 classes for a reasonable monthly fee. The site offers short, instructionally sound tutorials ranging from software technology, creative and design, and business classes. Users who do not have the time to go to regular classes can benefit from Lynda.com’s long list of well-designed courses. Students are free to move through each course at his or her own pace and can repeat a class over and over until the lesson is clearly understood. What sets Lynda.com apart from the likes of Coursera or Khan Academy is that they picked a niche and have become the go-to site for anyone looking for practical business instruction. Last year, Lynda.com received its $103 million Series A funding from a consortium of investors. Last week, it received $186 million at a roughly $1 billion valuation in a Series B funding round led by TPG.