Pearson receives Learning Impact Awards from IMS Global Learning Consortium

Awards recognize most impactful use of technology worldwide to support learning

Boston, MA (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 10, 2010 -- Pearson, the global leader in education, technology and services, has been honored with several awards from a consortium of the world’s leaders in education and learning technology. The IMS Global Learning Consortium’s Learning Impact Awards celebrate innovative use of technology to improve learning and were presented during the group’s annual conference in Long Beach, Calif.

DeVry University, Pearson eCollege and The Learning Edge International received a Gold Award in recognition of DeVry’s I (4) Excellence Content Authoring and Management System. The I (4) system (Independence, Instructional Integrity, Interoperability) uses Pearson eCollege’s online learning environment and The Learning Edge’s EQUELLA software to migrate and catalogue digital content.

Pearson also was recognized with three Learning Impact Leadership Awards:

  • myitlab at Bunker Hill Community College in Massachusetts, in recognition of the college’s use of myitlab, an online training and assessment system for Microsoft Office, to quickly grow their IT training and computer literacy courses.
  • MySpanishLab at Metropolitan State College of Denver, in recognition of Metro State’s use of MySpanishLab, an online homework and tutorial system, to improve student performance and instructors’ efficiency, and increase cost savings.
  • Pearson eCollege’s Common Cartridge Builder, an open source application that enables faculty, instructional designers or technicians working with the IMS Common Cartridge specification to build or reassemble common cartridges through a simple desktop interface.

Pearson also received recognition in the categories of Digital Learning Connection and Learning Tools Interoperability, for its collaboration on interoperability standards and major adoption projects for the digital support of education and learning.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from IMS Global for our partnerships that use the power of technology to transform the delivery and effectiveness of learning,” said Don Kilburn, CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions. “Our integrated learning solutions allow institutions around the globe to provide their students with the ability to increase their college readiness, enhance their job skills and advance their knowledge with engaging online courses.”

IMS Global is supported by over 150 organizations—the world’s leaders in educational and learning technology, including leading educational technology product suppliers and publishers, leading educational institutions and leading government organizations. Current contributing members of IMS GLC are listed at

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