Pearson to sell courses aimed at preparing profs to teach online

November 10, 2010

Pearson Learning Solutions announced yesterday a plan to sell courses designed to prepare professors to teach online. Pearson officials say the target audience for the new courses, slated to be offered starting in January, will be institutions and systems looking to outsource training of existing faculty as they grow their Web-based programs, as well as freelancers looking to bolster their resum├ęs as they apply for adjunct positions. The move is part of the company's strategy to expand beyond publishing into more segments of the e-learning industry. Inside Higher Ed