Carsonified’s new online teaching environment Treehouse allows users to learn about web and mobile design and development.
Here is the slightly eccentric launch video:
Although there are similar services available (Codeacademy and Lynda), Treehouse uses gamification to make the process interactive. For instance, upon watching a series of videos, users complete quizzes in order to unlock badges.
“We plan on getting millions of unemployed or underemployed people out of low-paying and unsatisfying jobs and in to higher-paying and exciting design and development jobs,” co-founder Ryan Carson told TechCrunch, who also reported that several blue chip companies like Estée Lauder, Disney and Virgin use the service for employee training.