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Communicating with Empathy

When you seek to understand the perspective of another person, you are practicing empathy. When empathetic communication is encouraged at work, individuals feel more comfortable speaking openly, they feel like they matter, and they feel safe. That's why empathy at work is crucial to company-wide success. In this course, communication expert Sharon Steed explains the principles of empathetic communication and shares specific strategies to help improve your approach to difficult conversations. Get ready to learn how to converse empathetically to improve your one-on-one conversations and team interactions.

Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

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Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Communication Foundations

Learn how to communicate more effectively. Your communication skills affect your career prospects, the value you bring to your company, and the likelihood of your promotion. This course helps you communicate better in a variety of professional situations, including meetings, email messages, pitches, and presentations. Instructors Tatiana Kolovou and Brenda Bailey-Hughes introduce the four building blocks of communication—people, message, context, and listening—and show how they apply in different circumstances. Through the use of vignettes and applied tools, the course shows how to build this core competency and communicate in a way that effectively and professionally conveys your message.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Communication Foundations

Learn how to communicate more effectively. Your communication skills affect your career prospects, the value you bring to your company, and the likelihood of your promotion. This course helps you communicate better in a variety of professional situations, including meetings, email messages, pitches, and presentations. Instructors Tatiana Kolovou and Brenda Bailey-Hughes introduce the four building blocks of communication—people, message, context, and listening—and show how they apply in different circumstances. Through the use of vignettes and applied tools, the course shows how to build this core competency and communicate in a way that effectively and professionally conveys your message.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Communication Foundations (2013)

Effective communication is more than what you say. Make your message more impactful, and get the results you want in work and life. In this course, author and UCLA Anderson School Professor John Ullmen, PhD, walks you through strong and clear communication strategies that will help you improve your listening, your message, your delivery, and your effectiveness. These strategies work across departments, teams, and cultures and help you get through communication blockers.

Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Communication in the 21st Century Classroom

Communication is critical to student success. A variety of technology tools available to 21st century educators expand your ability to give students fast and effective feedback, saving classroom time and accelerating student achievement. Throughout this course, Oliver Schinkten explores how teachers can use Internet-based tools such as video and audio conferencing, learning management systems, and social media to communicate more effectively with students, parents, and other educators. In addition to covering basic theories of communication, Oliver also gives power tips for essential collaboration tools like Google Drive, Gmail, Google Hangouts, Collaborize Classroom, and more.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Communication Tips Weekly

In order to lead or manage others, you need to master your communication skills. In this series of tips, communication experts Tatiana Kolovou and Brenda Bailey-Hughes help you hone your communication skills in order to deal with difficult people, influence others, confidently speak in public at a moment's notice, and much more.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Communication within Teams

Communication is an integral part of strong teamwork. In this course, Kelley School of Business professor Dr. Daisy Lovelace walks managers through how to cultivate the communication practices of high-performing teams. She highlights the foundations of successful teams, and explains how to craft a team charter to establish ground rules for how you work together as a cohesive group. She also discusses essential elements of team communication—such as creating a shared vision and holding teammates accountable—and shows how to best communicate with your team in different settings.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Community Learning Lab

The University of Illinois School of Social Work's Community Learning Lab’s mission is to promote, establish, and sustain community engagement. The Community Learning Lab (CLL) creates and supports relationships between the community and the students at the University of Illinois in a partnership that is mutually beneficial in the areas of sustainability, service, growth, and education. The goals of the Community Learning Lab are to: PARTNER with the community to produce outcomes that will enable them to enrich the services they provide, show the impact of their services, and maintain sustainability. PROVIDE students with an experiential learning opportunity that engages them as citizens and enhances their skills and education experiences in a marketable way. EMPOWER instructors to enhance their curriculums and serve vulnerable populations by overseeing the projects.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: School of Social Work
Type: Consulting And Support

Community Software Repository (CSR)

XSEDE provided Community Software Repository (CSR) to enable software sharing and discovery

Affiliation: XSEDE
Provider: XSEDE
Type: Network Service

Comparing Swift and Objective-C

Apple's new Swift programming language is designed to be interoperable with Objective-C, but what can it do that Objective-C can't? Find out in this course, as Simon Allardice explores the capabilities of each language, showing how and when they intersect–and also the places where the languages don't translate well. Discover how to migrate existing Objective-C projects to Swift and work with both languages in the same project. Then learn best practices for using Objective-C libraries and frameworks in new Swift code.

Need a refresher on either language? Check out Swift Essential Training and Objective-C Essential Training.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Compassionate Directness

In any organization, communicating with directness is vital to success. But to build a truly healthy culture, directness must go hand-in-hand with compassion. When you combine these qualities, the result is truly powerful, creating a culture of increased clarity and productivity that also values and respects people's essential humanity. In this course, Arianna Huffington and Joey Hubbard discuss the art of effective, compassionate communication, giving you tools and strategies to be a more honest, kind, and director communicator.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Compassionate Directness

In any organization, communicating with directness is vital to success. But to build a truly healthy culture, directness must go hand-in-hand with compassion. When you combine these qualities, the result is truly powerful, creating a culture of increased clarity and productivity that also values and respects people's essential humanity. In this course, Arianna Huffington and Joey Hubbard discuss the art of effective, compassionate communication, giving you tools and strategies to be a more honest, kind, and director communicator.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Competitive and Market Analysis for Product Managers

Competitive and market analysis are critical to product success. They help you understand the competition, size your market, and figure out what features are missing from your design. In this course, product managers Cole Mercer and Evan Kimbrell shares practical tips for conducting competitive and market analysis. Learn how to decide if the market is big enough to support your product and how to find direct, indirect, and potential competitors in your space. Cole and Evan also show how to build a feature comparison table to analyze product gaps and provides his top tips for busy product managers who need to keep an eye on the competition.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Competitive and Market Analysis for Product Managers

Competitive and market analysis are critical to product success. They help you understand the competition, size your market, and figure out what features are missing from your design. In this course, product managers Cole Mercer and Evan Kimbrell shares practical tips for conducting competitive and market analysis. Learn how to decide if the market is big enough to support your product and how to find direct, indirect, and potential competitors in your space. Cole and Evan also show how to build a feature comparison table to analyze product gaps and provides his top tips for busy product managers who need to keep an eye on the competition.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Compositing a Cell Phone in After Effects

The mobile app market is saturated. If you can show clients or investors how the app works—before any time or money has been invested into a lengthy development cycle—it can help speed up approval and funding.

Here, Andy Needham shows how to take the app mockup created in the companion course, After Effects: Creating a Mobile App Interface, and composite it into live-action footage of a smartphone. The final product is an animated promo video that helps visualize how the app will be used on a real device. Andy also covers storyboarding, tracking, keying, color correction, and a few audio tips. By the end of the course, you'll have more experience with the screen replacement workflow in After Effects and have a web-ready deliverable ready to share with the world.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Compositing an Alien Portal in NUKE

Practice your NUKE compositing skills while you build something truly out of this world: an alien portal. In this project, VFX compositing guru Steve Wright uses footage shot with a RED camera, a CG-rendered character, and a matte painting—assets included with the exercise files. He composites the character into the scene, and then uses camera tracking to create a solve for laying in the portal and portal rays—effects created from scratch with NUKE's Noise node. Finally, he shows how to color correct the shot and add interactive lighting effects.

Each step of the process is rich in valuable production techniques, but is best for artists who are already familiar with NUKE. For more training on the basics, see Nuke X Essential Training.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Compositing a Sci-Fi Force Field in NUKE

Force fields can trap characters and stop them in their tracks. But most of the time they're virtual barriers, created by VFX compositing gurus like Steve Wright. In this project-based course, Steve shows how to build a show-stopping sci-fi force field using NUKE. He shows how to add life to a basic matte painting by animating the doors, and then keys the green-screen footage and carefully composites the main character, an armored space fighter, back into the scene. Then, using NUKE's Noise node, Steve creates the force field animation and multiplies it for maximum effect. Finally, to really sell the scene, he adds interactive lighting, motion blur, and other finishing touches. Tune in to learn how to recreate this effect in your own projects.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Compositing Product Photography in Photoshop

A product isn't always shot on its final background. In fact, product photography is often composited into existing scenes or advertising layouts in post. In this course, photographer and educator Seán Duggan details the considerations involved in creating a simple product photography composite with Photoshop, including working with lighting, shadows, and perspective to make the final composite look realistic. He also introduces some simple product photography tips to maximize your Photoshop compositing options, and some tricks for building a "studio" to shoot small-sized products at home.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Compositing Zombies in NUKE

Practice your NUKE skills and prepare for the zombie apocalypse in this NUKE Compositing tutorial. Along with the green-screen zombie clip and graveyard plate supplied in the exercise files, you'll use NUKE's keying, color correction, and effects tools to make a zombie rise from the grave and animate the glow of an approaching zombie hoard.

First you'll learn how to apply a quick key with Primatte, and enhance the zombie with realistic blood, red eyes, and fangs. Then, turning to the graveyard plate, you'll make a day-for-night color correction and add interactive lighting. Finally, you'll composite the key, plate, and effects and finalize the shot, using color correction and a push in effect. The process is broken down into easy-to-watch five-minute videos, rich in valuable VFX production techniques from compositing guru Steve Wright.

For more training on the basics, see NUKE Essential Training..

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Compressor 4.1 Essential Training

Discover how to compress video and get it ready for publishing in Compressor, and learn about key compression concepts, from transcoding to codec types. In this course, author Jeff Greenberg explores the batch template and auto-detection features in Compressor. He also teaches you how to determine the correct compression settings for any job, including how to compress video for DVDs and Blu-ray, the iPhone, PowerPoint, and web destinations like YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo. Plus, learn how to use the new droplets to speed up any workflow.

This course was created by RHED Pixel. We are honored to host this training in our library.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Compressor 4 Essential Training

Compressor 4 Essential Training streamlines the processes of compressing and encoding media in Final Cut Pro X's companion compression software. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of compression, how to determine appropriate compression settings, and building and modifying encoding presets for a variety of outputs, including Apple and Android devices, DVDs, PowerPoint, and the web. The course also covers placing watermarks, setting destinations, and transcoding files automatically using droplets.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 1 Core Processing

Earning a CompTIA A+ certification validates you've obtained the foundational knowledge and skills needed for a career in IT. This six-course series is designed to both equip you as a technician for your role in IT support, and prepare you for taking the 220-901 exam.

The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The first, core processing, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains the fundamentals of PCs, microprocessors, RAM, and BIOS. He also shows you how to set up, connect, maintain, and troubleshoot the main components of a computer.

Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.

We are now a CompTIA Content Publishing Partner. As such, we are able to offer CompTIA exam vouchers at a 10% discount. For more information on how to obtain this discount, please download these PDF instructions.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 2 Core Hardware

Earning a CompTIA A+ certification validates you've obtained the foundational knowledge and skills needed for a career in IT. This six-course series is designed to both equip you as a technician for your role in IT support, and prepare you for taking the 220-901 exam.

The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The second, core hardware, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains the essential components and functions of motherboards, power supplies, and hard drives. He also shows you how to work with chipsets, troubleshoot electrical issues, implement RAID, and how to determine which hard drive technology to use depending on the circumstance.

Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 3 Peripherals and Building a PC

Earning a CompTIA A+ certification validates you've obtained the foundational knowledge and skills needed for a career in IT. This six-course series is designed to both equip you as a technician for your role in IT support and prepare you for taking the 220-901 exam.

The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The third, peripherals and building a PC, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers discusses how to work with auxiliary devices, including media and accessories. He shows how to configure device behavior and manage the ports that support the peripheral devices. CD, DVD, Blu-ray, USB, flash media, FireWire, keyboards, mice, cameras, and webcams are all explored.

Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.

We are now a CompTIA Content Publishing Partner. As such, we are able to offer CompTIA exam vouchers at a 10% discount. For more information on how to obtain this discount, please download these PDF instructions.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 4 Displays and Printers

Earning a CompTIA A+ certification validates you've obtained the foundational knowledge and skills needed for a career in IT. This six-course series is designed to both equip you as a technician for your role in IT support, and prepare you for taking the 220-901 exam.

The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fourth, peripherals, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains how to manage monitors and display technologies, including how to work with connectors and ports like VGA and DVI. He also shows you how to maintain printers and multifunction devices, both as independent devices and as devices connected and configured to a computer.

Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.

We are now a CompTIA Content Publishing Partner. As such, we are able to offer CompTIA exam vouchers at a 10% discount. For more information on how to obtain this discount, please download these PDF instructions.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource



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