Innovative Virtual World Education and Training: Pearson Learning Solutions Partners with Engineering & Computer Simulations

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ECS's technological prowess is a great complement to our leading content.

New York, NY -- Pearson Learning Solutions(PLS) today announced a partnership with Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) to create online, virtual world education and training environments for a range of academic, commercial, and government clients.

PLS will supply content, content development, and content licensing to support ECS's US-Nexus, which provides real-time, online virtual environments. Through interaction with avatars and realistic simulations, students throughout the world can take the same class simultaneously, walk around the classroom, see their instructors, and post private or public questions; first responders can plan for and face dangerous situations they might actually encounter; electricians can wire a house; nurses can hand instruments to doctors and become familiar with operating room procedures, to name but a few possible applications.

"This partnership opens up a huge array of workforce training opportunities, allowing people to literally experience actual situations and environments without having to travel or buy expensive equipment," said Chris Shenk, Vice President, Pearson Learning Solutions. "ECS's technological prowess is a great complement to our leading content."

ECS President Waymon Armstrong commented, "Pearson's global reach, coupled with their passion for learning, make them a natural choice for us to work with, and our clients will benefit greatly from this collaboration."

About Pearson Learning Solutions
Pearson Learning Solutions is the dedicated learning solutions consultancy for the world's largest educational publisher, Pearson Education. Drawing on the vast Pearson library of educational content, services, and media, Pearson Learning Solutions offers clients a single access point to the full range of Pearson's resources and expertise, including: Development of custom publications; Learning design expertise for guided-learning materials; Subject matter expertise from Pearson's world-class authors and contributors; Development of electronic content in any form and on any platform; Assessment and Faculty Development expertise.

About ECS
Engineering & Computer Simulations, Inc. is an advanced learning technologies company located in Orlando, Florida. The core mission of the organization is to provide Web 2.0-based enterprise solutions to clients within the Commercial and Government sector. The company's exponential growth is a direct reflection of the superior training and simulation products that are delivered to ECS's customers.

Contacts:
Susan Aspey
Pearson
(347) 421-2473

Joe O'Connell
ECS
(407)823-9991 x 304

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