Pluralsight acquires Digital-Tutors to bring you 1,500+ creative skills coursesBy Aaron Skonnard
What technical resources do companies need to succeed in 2014? Certainly, they need highly skilled developers and IT admins, the backend wizards who set up the systems and write the code that power the most innovative businesses of today. But what about the frontend, the creative imagery and user experience that moves customers to interact with and purchase your product?
With nearly 1,500 courses today, Pluralsight aims to fulfill your dev and IT training needs, but we’re excited to announce we aren’t stopping there. We’ve recently acquired Digital-Tutors, the premier online training company for today’s tech-oriented creative professionals!
This acquisition brings 1,500 of the highest quality creative courses to Pluralsight, doubling the size of our library to 3,000 courses. While most of our competitors cast a wide net, offering training for beginners and hobbyists, Pluralsight is the only training resource on the planet that gives software developers, IT admins and creative professionals the training they need to succeed at every level of their careers. By offering comprehensive training on the three core skills that all tech-savvy businesses need to thrive, this trifecta presents a powerful tool for individuals, schools and businesses.
Companies including Nike, DreamWorks, EA Sports and Pixar rely on Digital-Tutors to train their employees on everything from graphic design and animation to 3D sculpting and modeling to CAD and game development. Like Pluralsight, Digital-Tutors works with top experts to produce new online training daily. While Pluralsight now produces 30-50 new courses per month, and we’ll remain committed to bringing you the same IT and dev courses you’ve come to count on, we expect our new course rate to double to 60-100 with Digital-Tutors on board.
Since its founding in 2000, Digital-Tutors has built partnerships with industry-leading hardware and software providers, including Autodesk, Wacom, Maxon, The Foundry and Pixologic, to deliver the latest creative technology training to its customers.
What does this mean for you?
We believe Pluralsight exists to make professional training accessible for people around the world, so they can use it as a career catalyst to learn new skills and stay on top of the latest trends and technologies. We’re thrilled that this acquisition brings more value for tech pros and creative pros alike, giving you limitless possibilities to expand and diversify your skillset at no additional cost. It also provides you with all the training you need to launch a successful business or product in today’s technology-driven industries.
If you’re an active Pluralsight subscriber, you immediately have access to Digital-Tutors’ library! Simply login at Pluralsight, then visit DigitalTutors.com to start training immediately. The reverse is true if you’re an active Digital-Tutors subscriber. For the time being, Pluralsight users will only be able to view Digital-Tutors content online and not on the Digital-Tutors apps or offline viewer. The same is true for Digital-Tutors customers using Pluralsight. We are working on a mobile solution, and will keep you posted when it’s available.
What does this mean for Digital-Tutors?
We’re excited to welcome the Digital-Tutors staff to Pluralsight, and we look forward to leveraging the expertise and leadership of founder and CEO Piyush Patel and other team members to continue to produce outstanding creative training moving forward.
We strongly believe that this acquisition is a powerful one. The e-learning industry is booming and expected to double by 2015. Companies have started to recognize that giving their employees access to online training produces real results, like a 50 percent increase in productivity and higher retention rates. As online learning increasingly becomes the norm, we feel a strong obligation to set the standards for what you, the learner, can come to expect from companies like ours. That’s why we’re setting the quality bar high, so you can be sure you’re learning from the best in order to become the best.
By acquiring Digital-Tutors, we can now make this promise to even more professionals, while at the same time address the training needs for academic institutions and enterprises of all sizes.
No matter what skills you need, or how deep you need to go, we’ve got you covered.
Watch the video below to get a taste of the extraordinary creative training that awaits you:
About the Author
Aaron Skonnard is the President/CEO of Pluralsight. He works every day to deliver more value to Pluralsight's growing number of subscribers by publishing relevant, high-quality courses each and every week along with new product features to improve the modern online learning experience.