Company: Pluralsight, Farmington, UT
Company Description: Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, Pluralsight provides members with on-demand access to a digital ecosystem of learning tools, including adaptive skill tests, directed learning paths, expert-authored courses, interactive labs and live mentoring.
Nomination Category: New Product & Service Categories - Software
Nomination Sub Category: New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution
Nomination Title: Pluralsight IQ
Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date:
Pluralsight IQ provides technology professionals with a free, easy and consistent way to measure and verify their current aptitude in a specific technology. In as little as five minutes and 20 question, technologists can measure their skill level and receive a verified Pluralsight IQ, which provides a quantified measure of their current skill proficiency, a timestamp that reflects the relevancy of their score and an easy way for them to showcase their technical aptitude to the world. Since launching in late September, users have taken more than 700,000 Pluralsight IQ assessments, gaining an objective, quantifiable understanding of their technical proficiency to share with the world.
Pluralsight IQ is powered by Iris, our machine learning-based algorithm that uses Bayesian statistics to update certainty, question difficulty and skill ratings as it collects feedback from completed assessments. Iris and the Pluralsight IQs it produces, reduce the amount of time and money organizations spend on quantifying skills by absorbing the current state of technology and limiting the number of questions needed to accurately measure an individual’s skill level. Once technologists receive their Pluralsight IQ, Iris uses global data to create a smarter, personalized skill development journey to streamline their learning.
With Pluralsight IQ, technology professionals can clearly understand their technical skill set relative to the current state of a given technology and create a customized learning path to increase proficiency and close their skills gap. This tool empowers technology professionals to learn directly from industry experts and stay relevant in an ever changing industry. Pluralsight IQ replaces traditional methods of benchmarking and disrupts resumes, certifications, degrees and endorsements while providing a true understanding of the technology skills an individual possesses.
In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service (up to 150 words).
-Pluralsight IQ provides a free, fast, easy and consistent way for technology professionals to measure, verify and share their current technical aptitude with the world.
-Pluralsight IQ is powered by Iris, our algorithm that brings together the strength of machine learning a Bayesian statistics to update certainty, question difficulty and skills ratings as it collects feedback from completed assessments.
-Based on your Pluralsight IQ, a learning path can be suggested to guide your learning to avoid spending time on concepts you already understand.
-The Pluralsight assessment can identify your knowledge gaps and strengths in as little as five minutes and 20 questions. Compared to other assessments that offer completion badges or points for activities, Pluralsight IQ is a numeric assessment and verification of a person’s current skill level.
-Learners can share their verified Pluralsight IQ to social media allowing them to better communicate their knowledge level with friends and followers.