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Pluralsight Teaches Kids to Code with Newest Free E-Learning Course: Basic HTML Part 1

August 14, 2014

Teachers and Parents Can Encourage Kids to Learn Coding Through Fun and Interactive Online Learning

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology and creative professionals, announced today the addition of a new course to its kids library: “Teaching Kids: Basic HTML Part 1.” As part of Pluralsight’s continued push to teach kids how to code, this and other free Pluralsight courses seek to help those of all ages become creators, in addition to consumers, of technology.

“Every programmer needs to know the basics of HTML, and we design courses like these on our platform to inspire teachers and parents to encourage kids to learn this increasingly important language,” said Chad Utley, vice president of content for Pluralsight. “In a world driven by technology, knowing how to code is as fundamental of a skill today as math, reading and science. Our free courses are designed to help kids develop a passion and understanding of programming through fun and interactive learning.”

This new Pluralsight course explores the basics of HTML, the fundamental publishing language of the Web. Led by Pluralsight author Jill Gundersen, the course teaches kids how to utilize the most used tags in HTML5 to create a website that can be displayed in any browser.

“Computers and mobile devices have become critical to almost every business and job function in the world and it is important that my kids have an understanding of how to program,” said Jim Myrah, developer and Pluralsight user. “Thanks to Pluralsight they can get started with free and fun kids courses. As they learn to program they will understand that there are always multiple ways to complete a task, and won't be bound to the idea that things need to be completed in any one specific way.”

Although programming jobs are highly lucrative, there is a significant gap between the number of jobs available and the number of people who are qualified to fill them. According to Code.org, this discrepancy is expected to expand, with 1 million more jobs than computer science students by 2020. To achieve its goal to help grow the number of computer science students across the world, Pluralsight continues to encourage adoption of technical skills for youths through partnerships with K-12 schools, in addition to free online coding courses for kids.

About Pluralsight

Founded in 2004, Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for serious software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated e-learning library for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,000 courses authored by top experts. With customers in more than 150 countries, Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst, delivering hands-on, practical training for the most in-demand and understaffed jobs of today. For more information visit Pluralsight.com.



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