The annual Linked Learning workshop series has been established 3 years ago and gathered a significant and constantly growing community since its first edition, proving the high relevance and timeliness of the workshop scope: use of Linked Data in educational scenarios. The first edition (Linked Learning 2011: 1st International Workshop on E-Learning Approaches for the Linked Data Age) was held together with the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC2011 in Heraklion, Crete in May 2011, while the second edition (Linked Learning 2012: 2nd International Workshop on Learning and Education with the Web of Data) was already collocated with WWW2012 in Lyon in 2012, since the workshop theme matches very well a number of key WWW topics. Both workshops featured an interactive mix of keynotes, paper sessions (10-13 accepted high-quality papers per workshop) and panel discussions. While both workshops had been very successful, were outstandingly well attended and highly productive as well as engaging, the success and establishment of a growing “Linked Learning” community has been proven by several related follow-up activities which emerged out of the workshop series: outstanding papers from the workshop were selected to be published in specific post-proceedings (in addition to the general workshop proceedings, see CEUR WS Vol. 717 and CEUR WS Vol. 840), and extended versions of some of the workshop papers were invited to submit to a special issue of Interactive Learning Environments dedicated to the workshop theme which is guest-edited by the workshop chairs. In addition, the community platforms http://linkededucation.org and http://linkeduniversities.org site evolved partially out of the workshop as a means to share and disseminate related work in the area of Linked Data for Education.