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  • Pearson to Demo Realize Learning Management System at Google Booth at ISTE 2017 Conference

    New version of Realize now integrates with Google Classroom, saving teachers time and improving learning experience

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Pearson unveiled the latest version of its Realize™ learning management system (LMS), featuring an integration with the free education tool, Google Classroom. The Classroom integration can save teachers time and help them to improve instruction and learning, as they can easily access and choose premium digital content from the LMS, assign the materials, communicate, and collaborate with their students via Google Classroom.

    Pearson will demonstrate the latest version of Realize featuring the Classroom integration at the Google booth (#1718) at the ISTE 2017 Conference on June 27 from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The conference will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

    Realize is the online destination for standards-aligned content, flexible class management tools, and embedded assessments that deliver data to teachers instantly. The platform’s high-quality content helps teachers enhance their instructional materials. To access the materials, teachers can search by keyword, browse by a table of contents, or browse by state and Common Core standards. Using the LMS also encourages teachers to customize content reports and student usage data, giving them the ability to target their teaching to improve student outcomes.

    "By integrating Pearson Realize with Google Classroom, we’re empowering educators in districts across the country to harness the full potential of digital content and technology to improve the learning experience for their students, said Bethlam Forsa, managing director, Learning Services.

    The Classroom integration with Realize enables teachers to improve their communication with students. Teachers can:

    • Embed documents and files directly from Google Drive
    • Collaborate with students using Google docs, Sheets, and Slides
    • Easily add high-quality content as part of lesson materials students can access via Google Classroom

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    Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit www.pearson.com.

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  • Pearson, Chemeketa Community College Expand Digital Course Material Partnership

    More than 2,000 students across 33 courses will now have access to high-quality, affordable digital learning content on the first day of class

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Pearson announced an expanded partnership with Chemeketa Community College, the second largest community college in Oregon, to provide students increased access to high-quality, digital course materials at significant cost savings. Chemeketa piloted its Course Materials Fee Program in Fall 2016. The pilot included more than 330 students enrolled in the Introduction to Business course, which leveraged Pearson’s MyBusinessLab™ digital learning technology.

    Based on positive feedback from students and educators, Chemeketa has extended and expanded the program to include more than 2,000 students across 33 courses, utilizing additional MyLab™ and Revel™ digital learning technologies focused on mathematics, political science, management, marketing, and finance, as well as content from other providers.

    Since 2016, more than 190 colleges and universities have partnered with Pearson to implement the Digital Direct Access model. Pearson’s DDA model enables institutions to deliver high-quality digital course materials, including eBooks, MyLab™ and Mastering™, and REVEL™, to students on or before the first day of class at a savings of up to 60 percent. Educators also gain valuable insights into students’ learning activity through data access, enabling them to continuously track and assess students’ progress.

    “Lack of access to affordable course materials often resulted in students dropping their courses. Partnering with Pearson helps us to address this challenge by providing our students with affordable access to essential course materials they need to successfully complete their higher education goals,” said Meredith Schreiber, director, Bookstore and Auxiliary Services. Join Schreiber as one of the discussion leaders in a panel presentation on education content strategy at the 2017 WCET Leadership Summit on June 15 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Marriott Salt Lake City Center.

    “Twenty-five percent of first year students and 33% of seniors report forgoing the purchase of required academic course materials,” Tom Malek, senior vice president of partnerships for Pearson. “Through our innovative Digital Direct Access model, we are empowering institutions and educators to improve access, affordability and achievement for more students in higher education.”

    The Digital Direct Access model is part of Pearson’s ongoing commitment to making college more accessible and more affordable for students, through the use of effective immersive digital learning content and technologies that are designed to help educators increase engagement and produce measurable outcomes for learners.

    In addition, Pearson recently announced a partnership with IBM Watson to create virtual college tutors, making digital learning easier and more engaging.

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    About Pearson

    Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit www.pearson.com.

    About Chemeketa Community College

    For more than 40 years, Chemeketa Community College has committed itself to offering opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training. As the second largest multi-campus district in Oregon, Chemeketa serves nearly 30,000 students annually at its Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses, as well as community locations at Brooks, Eola, Winema, Polk County, Woodburn, and the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI). Chemeketa Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.
     

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  • Duquesne University School of Nursing and Pearson Partner to Increase Access to Online Higher Education Opportunities in Nursing

    Partnership addresses the growing national demand within the nursing profession

    Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington, DC — The Duquesne University School of Nursing has forged a partnership with Pearson, the world’s learning company, to increase access to Duquesne’s rigorous online nursing degree programs. This partnership will help meet the growing national demand for highly qualified nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse executives, and nursing faculty. The partnership will focus specifically on the Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN completion, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. Pearson is providing comprehensive online program management services, including marketing, recruitment, student support, helpdesk support, and student retention services.

    “Partnering with Pearson will enable Duquesne University to rapidly bolster our existing, nationally ranked nursing program and significantly expand the reach of our School of Nursing,” said Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean and professor of the Duquesne University School of Nursing. “In doing so, we’ll be well positioned to prepare a greater number of nurses to become expert clinicians and health care leaders dedicated to improving the overall quality of patient care in the rapidly changing profession of nursing.”

    By 2020, the United States will have an estimated 1.6 million job openings for nurses. Despite this surge in demand, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a shortfall of 193,000 nursing professionals. The Institute of Medicine also issued a report in 2010 recommending that nurses should achieve higher levels of education to address an increasingly complex health care system.

    “This initiative extends the remarkable record of breakthroughs in nursing education achieved by Duquesne University,” said Dr. Timothy Austin, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Duquesne. “Most significantly, it was our School of Nursing that created the first online Ph.D. in Nursing program in the nation. We anticipate that this new venture will lay the groundwork for rapid growth in online graduate programs in our other schools.”

    Duquesne’s BSN program offers a path for registered nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Diploma in Nursing to take the next step in their career by earning a BSN degree. The MSN program is designed to meet the current and future needs of nurses by preparing them to plan, initiate, affect and evaluate change in the health care delivery system; ensure quality patient care; and improve health care outcomes. There are three areas of specialization available at the master’s and post-master’s certifications: family (individual across the lifespan) nurse practitioner, forensic nursing, and nursing education and faculty role.

    The DNP degree enables graduates to transform the health care delivery system and design new systems to improve the context in which health care is offered. This doctorate is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs, such as the Ph.D. which Duquesne also offers.

    Duquesne’s School of Nursing is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in online nursing education by U.S. News and World Report. For more information regarding these online nursing programs, please visit the institution’s website.

    “We are honored to collaborate with Duquesne University to build on the institution’s proven success by providing expanded access to nursing degree programs that are designed to produce more qualified professionals in the critically important health care field,” said Todd Hitchcock, senior vice president of online learning services at Pearson.

    Pearson provides comprehensive online program management (OPM) services, and partners with more than 40 higher education institutions across the country and around the globe to implement and sustain over 250 undergraduate and graduate programs, which have produced more than 30,000 graduates. In 2016, a total of 6,893 students graduated from programs powered by Pearson’s student support and retention services, a component of many OPM partner solutions.

    About Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation’s top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Visit the university website.

    About Pearson

    Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit our website.

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  • Pearson Announces SXSWedu Conference 2017 Lineup

    Company’s “Inspiring Brighter Futures” theme highlights emerging technologies that help to increase access to new, affordable learning experiences, drive success in college and the workforce

    Washington, DC — Today, Pearson announced its lineup for SXSWedu 2017, as part of its “Inspiring Brighter Futures” theme for the conference. The theme highlights innovative emerging technologies that help to increase access to effective and affordable digital learning experiences, create better outcomes for learners, and equip individuals with the skills and qualifications they need for employment. Company experts, partners and industry thought leaders will deliver interactive presentations on topics, such as transitioning to digital and models for affordability and success, AR/VR and learning, Augmented Intelligence-based virtual tutoring, how human and machine intelligence is being used to identify the skills that will be needed for employment in the year 2030, learner-centered design, and alternative credentials in the workforce.

    WHAT: SXSWedu, March 6-9, Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez Street, Pearson Lounge.

    WHO: With an audience reflecting K-12 and higher education administrators, educators, business and industry, government and non-profit, and students, the seventh annual SXSWedu conference brings together a uniquely diverse community of education stakeholders who are passionate about the future of teaching and learning.

    PEARSON PRESENTATION SCHEDULE:
    Higher Education Hub – March 8 – JW Marriott, Griffin Hall
    12:30 – 1:00 PM – Using Holographic Learning to Improve Student Success in the Classroom and the Workforce – Mark Christian, global director, Immersive Learning, Pearson
    2:00 – 2:30 PM – AI-Based Virtual Tutoring goes to College – Dr. Angie McAllister, senior vice president, Personalized Learning, Pearson

    Emerging Technology and Employability Lounge – March 8 – JW Marriott, Brazos Room
    11:00 – 12:00 PM – Forecasting Future Jobs: The Most Important Conversation in Education – J.D. LaRock, J.D., Ed.D., executive director, Office of the President, Northeastern University; Mary V.L. Wright, senior director, Demand Side Engagement and Analytics, Jobs for the Future.org; Charles Leadbeater, senior fellow, British National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts, visiting fellow at Oxford University’s Said Business School and the Young Foundation; and Amar Kumar, senior vice president, Pearson

    12:30 – 1:30 PM – Transitioning to Digital: Models for Affordability and Success – Mark Goodner, lead business analyst – IU eTexts, Teaching and Learning Technologies, University Information Technology Services (UITS), Indiana University; Ellen Edwards, executive director, Strategic Partnerships, Pearson

    2:00 – 3:00 PM – Using Holographic Learning to Improve Student Success in the Classroom and the Workforce (Demonstration) – Mark Christian, global director, Immersive Learning, Pearson; Sharon Decker, Ph.D., RN, FSSH, ANEF, FAAN, associate dean for Simulation, professor in the School of Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

    3:15 – 4:15 PM – Intelligence Unleashed: An Argument for AI in Education (and why it matters for employability) – Wayne Holmes, lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at The Open University; Dr. Angie McAllister, senior vice president, Personalized Learning, Pearson; J.D. LaRock, J.D., Ed.D., executive director, Office of the President, Northeastern University; Laurie Forcier, Director, Thought Leadership, Pearson

    4:30 – 5:30 PM – AI-Based Virtual Tutoring goes to College – Dr. Angie McAllister, senior vice president, Personalized Learning, Pearson; Wayne Holmes, lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at The Open University

    Panel Picker Presentations
    March 6 – 12:30 – 1:30 PM – JW Marriott – Salon E – A Turning Point: Scaling Dynamic Education
    March 6 – 1:30 – 3:30 PM – JW Marriott – Room 203-204 – Design Your Own Learning App (in Just 2 Hours!)
    March 6 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Austin Convention Center – Room 16AB – Separating hype from reality: AR/VR and learning
    March 6 – 3:30 – 4:30 – Hilton Austin Downtown – Salon C – A workforce shift to alternative credentials
    March 8 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Hilton Austin Downtown – Salon C – Transgender Student Rights in K-12 Education

    For more information, visit this website.

    Follow @PearsonNorthAm and use #inspiringteachers and #SXSWedu17 to join the conversation.

    About Pearson

    Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit Pearson’s website.

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  • Pearson Announces Keynote Lineup for 29th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

    Conference agenda explores how digital learning technologies can be integrated within courses to improve teaching and learning

    Washington, DC — Today, Pearson announced the program for its 29th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM) in Chicago, March 9-12, 2017. ICTCM is hosted by Pearson, Roosevelt University, and a volunteer committee of respected mathematics and statistics educators and researchers. The conference agenda explores how digital learning technologies can be integrated within courses to improve teaching and learning.

    Kicking off ICTCM 2017 keynotes on March 10 will be Dr. Maria H. Andersen, Principal Consultant, Edge of Learning & Adjunct Faculty, Westminster College, focusing on “Learning at Scale: Using Research to Improve Learning Practices and Technology for Teaching Math.” She will be followed on March 11 by Dr. Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and Area Dean of Applied Physics, on the topic of “Assessment For and Not Just of Learning.”

    WHAT: Pearson 29th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM)

    Originally focused on integrating graphing calculators in the late 1980s and various software products in mathematics instruction, the scope of the ICTCM has grown to embrace and promote many cutting-edge technologies used in colleges and universities, including analytics, mobile technology, applets, web development, computer algebra systems, programming languages, robotics, devices and 3D printing. The conference also has targeted sessions for research and teacher preparation having a technology component.

    Attendees can choose from more than 200 interactive breakout sessions, including mini-courses, MyLab Math™ and MyLab Statistics™ training workshops, and other professional development opportunities. Live-streaming and on-demand access to virtual tracks will also be available to all attendees for up to six months following the conference. In addition, conference participants will have the opportunity to earn digital badges for ICTCM professional development workshops.

    WHEN: March 9-12, 2017

    WHERE: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, and virtually

    WHY: ICTCM 2017 will focus on emerging technologies and new methods and systems of teaching to increase achievement. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest educational technologies from the experts who use them, share knowledge and experience with their colleagues, and get involved on an international level in the world of teaching with technology.

    Follow @PearsonNorthAm and use #ICTCM17 to join the conversation.

    About Pearson

    Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more information, visit Pearson’s website.

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  • University of Nevada, Reno and Pearson Launch New Online Master of Public Health Degree Program

    Graduate program designed to prepare students for success in the fast-growing public health field.

    Through its online program management (OPM) group, Pearson is providing comprehensive services including marketplace research, program design consulting, institutional preparedness assessment, marketing, recruitment, retention-focused student support, course development, 24/7/365 helpdesk, and faculty training in online tools, methodologies and pedagogical approaches.

    “We are excited to offer an online option to enhance and expand the practical skills needed for a successful career in public health practice,” said Dr. Trudy Larson, the University’s director of School of Community Health Sciences. “Whether students are currently working in public health or new to the field, we believe this curriculum offers them an opportunity to develop skills that will make them highly competitive in many careers.”

    “The demand for many types of public health professionals is increasing annually and Nevada is no stranger to this growing demand,” said Kevin Carman, the University’s executive vice president and provost. “We see an obvious need to develop a pipeline of well-educated, healthcare professionals ready to fill positions in our own backyard, but also to bridge the gap across the country.”

    Various types of public health professionals are expected to see much higher demand in the near future, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some of the highest paid public health positions include health and safety engineer, environmental scientist, healthcare administrator, and epidemiologist.

    “Through our expanded partnership with the University, we are honored to have this opportunity to help learners advance their education to pursue successful and rewarding careers in this vitally important field of public health,” said Todd Hitchcock, senior vice president of online learning services, Pearson.

    Pearson provides comprehensive online program management (OPM) services, and partners with more than 40 higher education institutions across the country to implement and sustain over 250 undergraduate and graduate programs, which have produced more than 30,000 graduates. In 2016, a total of 6,893 students graduated from programs powered by Pearson’s student support and retention services, a component of many OPM partner solutions.



    About Pearson

    Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more information, visit Pearson's website.

    About the University of Nevada, Reno

    Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno ranks in the top tier of best national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is steadily growing in enrollment, excellence and reputation. The University serves nearly 21,000 students. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Wolf Pack Athletics. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. For more information, visit the University of Nevada, Reno website.

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