Pearson and edX come together to offer skills that meet future demands

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Pearson – world’s leading learning company, in association with edX.org, the leading non-profit online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT, is launching a partnership to provide access to an array of new age programs aimed at helping today’s working population to be future ready and equipped with the skill of the future.

It includes futuristic courses such as artificial intelligence and robotics from prestigious institutions such as Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.

EdX programs will be bundled with Pearson servicesincluding instructor support, group discussions, career progression services.

Pearson and edXThese programs will be offered through Pearson’senterprise learning suite for Pearson Professional Programs, which includes new manager entry point training, programs in the domain of business and management, new-age skills, and custom learning for senior leaders.

The programs offered by edX, which are detailed in the table to the right, are a mix ofMicroMasters® programs and Professional Certificate programs.

Pearson and edXMicroMasters programs are an in-depth and rigorous series of courses, with a path to credit from prestigious universities.

The program offers learners valuable knowledge to enhance their careers and offers a path to an accelerated Master’s program.

Professional Certificate programs are a series of in-demand courses designed to build or advance critical skills for a specific career. Created by industry leaders and top universities, Professional Certificate programs offer a flexible, affordable solution to develop the essential skills and actionable knowledge needed for today’s top jobs.

The ‘Future of Skills’ study conducted by Pearson (with researchers from Nesta and machine learning expert Michael Osborne of the Oxford Martin School) recently predicted that roughly seven in ten people are currently in jobs where we simply cannot know for certain what will happen.

However, these findings of skills suggest that occupation redesign coupled with workforce retraining could promote growth in these occupations.

Commenting on the development, Varun Dhamija, VP & Business Head – Pearson Professional Programs said, “The half-life of learning has reduced even further and it is extremely important for the current workforce to stay updated to stay ahead. We incessantly deliver effective learning journeys for individuals & organizations to make them future workforce ready. Besides relevance and applied learning, we are heavily focusing on ensuring flexibility for the working professional. These programs are tailor-made keeping in mind the changing needs of the working professionals and changing the workplace.”

These blended executive education programs are carefully contextualized and span across a variety of functions and industries.

The courses are tailor-made keeping in mind the working professionals offering the much-needed flexibility and relevant, industry-driven topics and themes.

The bundled offering is priced for the Indian context and has a high-value proposition for today’s learner seeking to gain practical perspectives preparing them for the future.

Commenting on the partnership, Amit Goyal, India Head – edX said, “This partnership with Pearson will offer Indian learners a blended learning experience of online courses on the edX platform with personalized instructor support and career progression assistance.”

 About Pearson India

Founded in 1844, Pearson is the world’s learning company, with 35,000 employees across 70 countries worldwide. We have expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology.

Established in India since 1998, Pearson has introduced its wide range of products and services in educational institutes as well as directly to the learners. To know more about us visit in.pearson.com and follow us on www.facebook.com/PearsonIn and https://twitter.com/PearsonIn.

About edX

EdX.org is the leading online learning platform founded by MIT and Harvard. It is the premier open source, non-profit learning destination, and massive open online course (MOOC) provider, offering high-quality courses and programs from the world’s best universities and institutions. To learn more about edX, visit www.edx.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pranab Mishra
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