5 education technology trends in 2015

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We’re in the business of trend-setting at Pluralsight, and we also like to keep up with what’s happening in our industry. Sometimes, those two goals are one and the same, as is evident on this year’s list of ed-tech trends in my latest post onInc.com called “5 Top Trends in Education Technology 2015.”

After analyzing the trends predicted by some of the top thought leaders in the education field, including the Clayton Christensen Institute, I’ve highlighted the following 5 trends in my post:

  • Online corporate learning
  • Skills measurement
  • Alternative learning styles
  • Online competency-based training
  • Flipped-learning tech

Pluralsight is leading the way in many of these areas, as is clear from our two most recent acquisitions. Our acquisition of Smarterer at the end of last year allows us to measure any skill set with around 10 questions in less than two minutes using an adaptive algorithm, which could provide the foundation for a new industry standard around skills measurement.

What’s more, our company’s acquisition of Code School last month allows us to offer users a unique approach that relies on an alternative learning style that we believe is more fun, engaging, and effective than just plain videos. Our approach is an example of the type of new, interactive learning style that you can expect to see much more of in the education segment going forward. Read more about it in the full post.

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Aaron Skonnard

Aaron Skonnard is the CEO of Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS), a fast-growing enterprise technology learning platform. Aaron cofounded Pluralsight in 2004 and has since grown the company to more than 1,000 employees and 1,500 expert authors. As CEO, Aaron focuses on business strategy, future direction, product development and strategic partnerships. On a day-to-day basis, he works closely with the entire executive team in different capacities, including recruiting, brand management, marketing, sales, feature planning and content acquisition.