Pearson and edX to offer skills
THE HANS INDIA |
Jan 09,2018 , 11:22 PM IST
List of courses and programmes that edX will offer
S.No. - Couse - University
1- Supply Chain management - MIT
2- Business Analytics -Columbia University
3- Artificial intelligence -Columbia University
4- Data Science -UC San Diego
5- Robotics University of Pennsylvania
6- International Business -Thunderbird School of
Managemet -Global Management
7- Digital Product Management -Boston University
8- Digital Marketing -Wharton
Hyderabad: 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 programmes 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 University of Pennsylvania.
edX programmes will be bundled with Pearson services including instructor support, group discussions, and career progression services.
These programmes will be offered through Pearson’s enterprise learning suite for Pearson Professional Programmes, which includes new manager entry point training, programmes in the domain of business and management, new-age skills, and custom learning for senior leaders.
The programmes offered by edX, which are detailed in the table to the right, are a mix ofMicro Masters® programmes and Professional certificate programmes.
Micro Masters programmes are an in-depth and rigorous series of courses, with a path to credit from prestigious universities.
The programme offers learners valuable knowledge to enhance their careers and offers a path to an accelerated Master’s program. Professional Certificate programmes 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 about skills suggest that occupation redesign coupled with workforce retraining could promote growth in these occupations.
Varun Dhamija, VP & Business Head – Pearson Professional Programmes 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 leaning journeys for individuals & organisations to make them future workforce ready. Besides relevance and applied learning, we are heavily focusing on ensuring flexibility for the working professional. These programmes are tailor-made keeping in mind the changing needs of the working professionals and changing workplace.”
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 personalised instructor support and career progression assistance.”
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