Kawartha Lakes Mums Readers Did You Know Plural Sight Offers Free Online Kids Tech Courses?Pluralsight, dedicated to providing computer science education since 2004 for businesses, schools, and individuals; in addition to a tonne of courses for adults, offers several free online tech courses for children. PLUS adults can enrol for a free 14 day trial. Pluralsight also offers teaching opportunities that may interest our readers.
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What free online programming courses could your children take from Pluralsight?
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Pluralsight Free Online Computing Courses for Children
While the Pluralsight free programs for teaching children programming are aimed at kids, some are also useful introductory courses for adults as well.
When I first learned programming eons ago, we saved programs on audio tape and programmed in machine language - a series of 1's and 0's. Programming is much more accessible today, and Pluralsight instructors have created free courses aimed at parents and children of varying ages and abilities.
Start Learn to program: Kodu Kingdom Defense
|Learning Programming with Kodu- Free Kids Computing Course|
Basic HTML for Kids
|Basic HTML for Kids - Free Pluralsight Kids Programming Course|
Start Making Games With Hopscotch
|Making Games With Hopscotch - Pluralsight Free Course for Children|
|Free App Inventor Course on Pluralsight - Tweens and Up|
Start Learning to Program with Scratch
|Learning Programming with Scratch - Free Pluralsight Teaching Children Programming Course|
Teaching Kids to Program
|Teaching Kids to Program Using C# - Free Pluralsight Course|
Teaching Opportunities with PluralsightWhat does it take to become a Pluralsight author?
Aaron Skonnard, one of their founders and CEO explains: “We want to work with authors who absolutely love helping others. We look for the best communicators and presenters in the business, which explains why we’re constantly scouring conferences and getting to know the best speakers. We look for authors who believe in the power of community, mentoring and giving back.”What sort of course topics are of interest to Pluralsight? If you believe what you have to share can positively impact the career of a software developer, IT admin or creative pro, they want it in their library.
How does the authoring process work? Pluralsight uses a collaborative process. Authors work directly with the CCO and content VPs to build curriculum and propose course ideas. As an author, you own the development and production of your course, which allows you to bring your own personality and creativity to your projects. During production, you have the support of a friendly and knowledgeable editor, who will help guide you through the process. You’ll be recording from home and making your own hours, so there’s no travel involved and production deadlines are flexible. Pluralsight does have a professional recording studio at their headquarters, if you’d prefer to record away from home.
What kind of time commitment is involved? It takes about 6-8 weeks on average to record your first course. After two or three courses, some authors cut that time in half. It varies based on the amount of hours spent per week on content creation.
How do you get paid? When you finish the course, you'll be paid a completion payment to compensate you for the work you’ve put into the creation of it. Once your course is published in the library, you'll also receive a royalty payment every quarter for as long as the course is in the library and receives views. Ultimately, it’s up to you and their curriculum team to terminate a course. You’ll be earning residual income the entire lifetime of the course. So how are royalties calculated? Royalties are based on the minutes of view time your course receives during a given month and then divided by the total minutes of viewed content in the library. Pluralsight figures out your contribution to the total revenue. You receive a percentage of that total, based on the payment option you chose when contracting the course. Keep in mind, each course is contracted individually. You can tailor the payment option for every course. Interested? Sign up for a free 10 Day Trial and see how others have created courses for Pluralsight. It may get your creative ideas flowing.
Pluralsight's mission has been presenting hard core education since they opened their doors in 2004 as a provider of classroom-based training for developers. In December 2014 Pluralsight, worked together with Utah schools to present Computing Week and the Hour of Code project.
Since taking their developer training online,in 2008 their course offerings have grown by leaps and bounds.. At the start of 2013, Pluralsight had about 400 developer courses, authored by 200 of the industry’s top experts. As the needs of their subscribers shifted, with more and more people taking on hybrid roles and requiring diverse skillsets, they took $27.5 M in Series A funding to grow at an accelerated rate. In the course of three months that year, Pluralsight acquired three companies, PeepCode, TrainSignal and Tekpub, to broaden theirr library with high-quality open source and IT admin courses. In 2014, they announced their largest acquisition yet. . Today, with the addition of Digital-Tutors’ 1,500+ creative courses to their offerings, Pluralsight has grown to more than 600 authors and 3,000 courses (and counting). Pluralsight is making professional training accessible for people around the world, and they can’t get enough of it.
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