- Pearson has added Adapt Courseware to its Technology Partner program.
- The company's adaptive, competency-based solutions for business administration, social sciences, math, and foundations courses will be integrated into Pearson Learning Studio.
- The Pearson Cite conference will also feature Adapt Courseware as an exhibitor, and executives from the company will also meet with higher ed leaders to discuss competency-based learning trends.
As previously reported, Pearson is in the middle of a shift to digital. Not surprisingly, that shift has led to some employee downsizing. That's understandable, given the lower prices of digital materials, the falling revenues from higher-cost print options that are being phased out, and the lower number of employees necessary to produce materials. Plus, some of those positions eliminated might not have been suited for the company's new direction, anyways.
That said, adding Adapt Courseware to its stable of technology partners makes sense. Adaptive technology and competency-based learning are huge right now as more educators experiment with blended and flipped models, and Pearson understands this. After all, Adapt isn't its first technology partner in that space. Pearson is also partnered with Dub Labs and Smart Sparrow for similar solutions.