Big Deals—Pearson Adds Job Simulation Software; Scribbles Enters Higher Ed; And 2U Adds 50 New Programs

Pearson and Forage, a platform dedicated to helping students get jobs at the world’s top employers, this week announced a partnership to embed job simulations into Pearson’s MyLab courseware platform and in Pearson+.

Millions of students use MyLab each year to access their coursework and eTextbooks. This month, Forage’s simulations will be available in MyLab to students studying 15 business and economics disciplines, including marketing, finance, and accounting. Later this year, Pearson+ users will have access to Forage’s full library of nearly 350 job simulations and starting in 2024, students can earn badges from Credly when they complete a Forage job simulation. Credly is a Pearson solution.

“Preparing for the workforce can be daunting for any college student. Now students can build their skills anywhere, anytime, inside the same trusted Pearson platforms they already use for their studies,” said Tom ap Simon, president of Pearson’s Higher Education division. “This is yet another way we are helping students stand out from the crowd, bridge the gap between college and the workplace, and achieve their ultimate goal of landing a great job.”…Read More