Got Data? Get PebbleU! PebbleU is a subscription-based training platform that educates employees on data-related topics using thousands of ebooks, research papers, and educational videos. The material is grouped into “pebbles” that support micro-learning and traditional skillset pathways. Learning is reinforced using certifications, quizzes, highlights, notes, and social media. Access through the Web or via the PebbleU Apple and Android apps, online or offline. Tell me more!
4 data-focused pillars
|Data Governance, Data Strategy, Data Management, Data Modeling, Data Architecture, Data Quality, Data Literacy, Databases, and Semantics||Analytics, Statistics, AI, Robotics, Data Science, Machine Learning, BI, Data Warehouse, Data Lake, Visualization, and Storytelling||Agile, UI Design, Distributed Ledger, Integration, Networking, Operations, Programming Languages and Tools, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing||Business Analysis, Culture, Communication, Enterprise Architecture, BPM, Leadership, Management, Privacy, and Security|
PebbleU is a subscription-based book and video educational site filling the data niche. It provides employees with access to thousands of ebooks, research papers, and educational videos. There are four pillars within PebbleU:
- Discipline including Data Governance, Data Strategy, Data Management, Data Standards, Data Modeling, Data Architecture, Data Quality, Data Literacy, Databases (including NoSQL), and Semantics.
- Discovery including Analytics, Statistics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence (BI), Data Warehouse, Data Lake, Visualization, and Storytelling.
- Development including Agile, User Interface (UI) Design, Distributed Ledger (including Blockchain), Distributed Computing, Integration, Networking, Operations, Programming Languages, Programming Tools, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing.
- Direction including Business Analysis, Business Acumen, Culture, Communication, Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Management (BPM), Leadership, Management, Productivity, Privacy, and Security.
The material is organized in logical groupings called “pebbles” that support micro-learning and traditional skillset pathways. Micro-learning means learning something specific quickly, such as how to code a while loop in Python or perform fifth normal form on a database design. Traditional skillset pathways means sequential learning, such as learning how to program in Python or properly perform database design.
Learning is reinforced using both traditional and social media techniques. Traditional includes quizzes and assignments. Social media includes having each Pebble link to a discussion board where questions and interactions can take place. Several pebbles focus on preparing employees for passing industry certifications.
The Kindle-like PebbleU interface is extremely intuitive, customizable, and almost fully ADA-compliant (full ADA-compliance scheduled for a near-term release). PebbleU is accessed through the Web and through Apple and Android apps, online or offline.
Triggered by Covid, more and more people are learning virtually instead of through in-person classes and events. In addition, there is a lack of valuable education in the data space. We think PebbleU has a niche training platform that will be very successful.