When I originally joined LinkedIn, I was a Carroll University professor of psychology very much interested in internet teaching applications. I also was a partner in a very successful consulting business. Over the years, my students and I explored what LinkedIn could do, and how it might help them when they graduated. It has been fascinating to see how LinkedIn has evolved and I have thoroughly enjoyed the professional relationships I have developed through its use.

Here are some of the thoughts we had as we discovered LinkedIn’s potential uses for us.

  1. What Technology Learning Tools Should an Undergraduate Know? Alison Explores LinkedIn
  2. Reconnecting with Carroll Alumni Using LinkedIn Premium
  3. A Benevolent Curmudgeon and a Bright Emerging Star Reflect on LinkedIn: Revised
  4. A Benevolent Curmudgeon Reflects Some More on LinkedIn: Revised and Revisited
  5. Facebook and LinkedIn: Complementary Tools
  6. (Mis)Adventures with LinkedIn Learning
  7. 3 Times Down the LinkedIn Rabbit Hole …
  8. Five-Minute Guide to How I Use LinkedIn

I now am happily beginning my second year of retirement both from teaching and my consulting partnership. Though I plan to continue learning, writing, and using the skills developed from forty years of academe and the business world, I’m thinking out loud about the value of subscribing to LinkedIn.  What do you think?

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