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  • Announcing the expansion of the world’s first accelerator dedicated to entrepreneurs positioned to close the global literacy gap

    November 6, 2017 – Illiteracy is foundational to nearly all the global challenges we face today as an international community. Yet, literacy rates have not improved in over 15 years, costing the world $1.19 trillion a year and leaving over 750 million people worldwide unable to read this sentence.

    Project Literacy Lab, a partnership between Pearson and Unreasonable Group, part of the broader Project Literacy campaign, is bringing a new group of problem solvers to the table: entrepreneurs. This first of its kind, international accelerator focuses on scaling up ventures that are positioned to help close the global literacy gap by 2030.

    In July 2016, the inaugural Project Literacy Lab brought together 16 ventures from across 5 continents for a two-week accelerator outside of San Francisco, California. Over the course of this program, the entrepreneurs were matched with the resources, mentorship, access to financing, and a global network of support to help them scale more rapidly across multiple regions and countries. To date, the first cohort of companies operates in over 50 countries, has collectively raised over $70M in financing, and has reached over 10M people around the world. Within just one year after the program, the cohort’s total revenue has increased by over 80% and total funding has increased by approximately 185%.

    Now, in November 2017, the second Project Literacy Lab accelerator will officially launch with a new group of 13 companies at a venue near New York City. The participating mentors include Aleem Walji, CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation and former Chief Innovation Officer at The World Bank, and Tom Chi, founding team member of Google X and expert in rapid prototyping.

    Each venture in the 2017 cohort is tackling one of the foundational issues that underpins the problem of illiteracy worldwide. For example:

    • BeeLine Reader makes reading on-screen more efficient and accessible for readers at all levels – especially for those with dyslexia, ADD, and vision problems. Instead of displaying text in monochrome, BeeLine Reader uses a subtle color gradient that draws the reader’s eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. This technique can dramatically improve reading fluency and reading comprehension. To date, BeeLine Reader has been used to read over 250 million pages worldwide.
    • Cell-Ed brings essential literacy, language and job skills to adults who need it most. They deliver skills training in 3-minute lessons on any mobile phone where adult learners simply call, text or click to access a world of learning. To date, more than 10,000 Cell-Ed users have logged over 1,000,000 minutes of learning in reading and numeracy skills, vocational ESL, and more.
    • Kodable makes computer science education accessible to every child in the world, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic background. They develop computer science curriculum for elementary schools, with a grab-and-go lesson plan option for teachers, and fun engaging labs for students. To date, Kodable is used by over 50% of elementary schools in the United States and in over 200 countries around the world.

    Pearson and Unreasonable Group share the belief that rapid growth, for-profit companies have the potential to drive solutions into the hands of millions who remain illiterate today. This is where Project Literacy Lab comes into focus: connecting brilliant innovators and entrepreneurs with what they need to achieve greater scale faster.

    “Project Literacy Lab aims to spark a conversation around how business investors and entrepreneurs can put a positive dent on history,” says Daniel Epstein, founder and CEO of Unreasonable Group. “Many of these entrepreneurs are already measurably closing the global literacy gap with technologies we didn’t know existed – profitably. Unlike most accelerator programs, we are choosing to align with solutions that have already proven to be effective in market. Now, we’re helping these entrepreneurs scale their ventures across countries and continents to impact hundreds of millions of lives.”

    “Ensuring universal literacy means bringing new problem solvers to the table,” said Kate James, Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer for Pearson and Chief Spokesperson for Project Literacy. “We need everyone to work together to tackle this global crisis. With their innovative and scalable solutions, these entrepreneurs are key to how we help reach the low-income communities where illiteracy is most severe.”

    For more information, please visit: www.projectliteracy.com/lab/

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    Project Literacy Lab Ventures

    BeeLine Reader makes reading on-screen more efficient and accessible for readers at all levels – especially for those with dyslexia, ADD, and vision problems. To date, BeeLine Reader has been used to read over 250 million pages worldwide.

    Cell-Ed delivers essential skills training in 3-minute lessons on any mobile phone where adult learners simply call, text or click to access a world of learning. To date, more than 10,000 Cell-Ed users have logged over 1,000,000 minutes of learning.

    Emote provides a school-wide communication platform that delivers real-time insights used to predict, support and evaluate student social-emotional outcomes and behavioral escalation.

    EQtainment designs and develops children's toys and games for emotional intelligence, providing parents and educators fun tools to help children develop self-awareness, impulse control, manners, problem solving, empathy, responsibility, grit, and more.

    KickUp partners with K-12 organizations to help professional development teams improve teacher support and demonstrate impact through meaningful analytics.

    Kodable develops computer science curriculum for elementary schools, with a grab-and-go lesson plan option for teachers, and fun engaging labs for students. Kodable is active in 1 in 4 schools across the US using the #1 programming curriculum for K-5.

    Learning Games Studios develops award-winning learning games and assessment tools that benefit learners at every age, helping people all around the world to obtain more education and employment opportunities.

    Letrus utilizes AI and education technology to solve the world’s literacy gap, connecting linguistic, pedagogical and digital intelligences for a more effective way of teaching.

    Literator provides a comprehensive platform that turns data into actionable insights, so teachers and administrators can provide students with a personalized literacy education. To date, Literator has served over 20,000 students in 17 countries.

    RocketLit bridges the gap between curricular expectations and reality through education that’s tailored and adapted to each student's independent reading level.

    SPEAK MODalities creates a software that helps children with autism and developmental disabilities learn to speak and communicate, empowering them to live more fulfilling lives.

    Stones2Milestones specializes in teaching reading and thinking skills for children aged 3-9 years old, training teachers across India so they can help ‘create a nation of 10 million readers by 2022.’

    WizeNoze created the world’s largest content library of curated public information all tagged by reading level, making the internet more accessible for children, teenagers, people with lower literacy skills, and second language learners.

    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. Their mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. Pearson believes that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, please visit http://www.pearson.com.

    Project Literacy

    Project Literacy is global movement to make significant and sustainable advances in the fight against illiteracy so that all people – regardless of geography, language, race, class, or gender – have the opportunity to fulfill their potential through the power of words. Founded and convened by Pearson, Project Literacy brings together a diverse and global cross-section of people and organizations to help unlock the potential of individuals, families and communities everywhere to make significant and sustainable advances in literacy over the next five years so that by 2030, no child will be born at risk of poor literacy.

    About Unreasonable

    Unreasonable’s mission is to drive resources to and breakdown barriers for entrepreneurs solving the world’s most pressing global challenges (i.e. ensuring renewable energy reaches the 1.3 billion people currently without electricity, reimagining the future of healthcare, or addressing the global unemployment crisis). Through running worldwide accelerator programs, a globally oriented private equity fund, an extensive network of over 300 serial business leaders as mentors, and advanced storytelling and media activities, Unreasonable is designed to exclusively support entrepreneurs positioned to solve society's toughest problems. For more, please http://www.unreasonablegroup.com.

    Contact

    Brittany Lane, Director of Media, Unreasonable Group
    +1 (832) 867-2424, brittany@unreasonablegroup.com

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  • Pearson Announces EDUCAUSE 2017 Lineup

    Company’s “This is Digital Learning” theme offers attendees the chance to earn a digital badge, highlights innovative partnerships and technologies that position students for lifelong success

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Pearson announced its lineup for EDUCAUSE 2017, as part of its “This is Digital Learning” theme for the conference. The theme highlights how technology is providing increased access to high-quality, affordable higher education opportunities that enhance the learning experience and prepare learners for success in college and beyond. In keeping with the theme of the conference, attendees who stop by the Pearson booth will have the opportunity to earn a Digital Learning Advocate badge. To earn the badge, they can attend sessions and try out the Cognitive Tutor Experience featuring Revel™ and IBM Watson. Pearson will also reveal the key findings of its “Perceptions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education in 2017” survey of educators and learners at colleges and universities across the U.S.

    Company thought leaders and educational partners will discuss and demonstrate the benefits of innovative and strategic solutions that harness the full potential of digital and immersive technologies to address challenges around access, retention, completion, and digital education. These include the growing adoption of the Digital Direct Access model, which provides students with immediate access to essential course materials starting on the first day of class, the networked post-secondary education experience, and immersive learning applications in higher education.

    WHAT: EDUCAUSE, October 31-November 3, Philadelphia Convention Center, Pearson Booth #401.

    WHO: College and university educators and administrators with a focus on teaching and learning, administration, instructional technology, information technology infrastructure, information systems or information technology leadership.

    Pearson presentation schedule

    Transition to Digital Summit

    Monday, October 30, 2017, 1-7:00 PM EST, Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, Grand Ballroom Salons A&B, 5th Floor

    What: This pre-conference workshop will provide a valuable opportunity for education sector experts, including academic and bookstore leaders, to collaborate, share, and learn about innovative approaches and best practices for improving access, achievement, and affordability through the digital delivery of course materials. The keynote address, “Paying the Price – College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream,” will be delivered by Sara Goldrick-Rab Scholar-Activist, Author, Professor, Temple University. Preregistration is required.

    Presenters: Benjamin Compton, Course Materials Manager, Aztec Shops, San Diego State University; Jeff Ehrlich, Ed.D., Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives, Park University; Greg Fenton, CEO and Co-founder, RedShelf; Doreen Schwartz, Director of Business Services, Oakton Community College; Andrew Secundo, Student, Temple University; Brian Buckley, AVP, Digital Delivery & Analytics, Pearson; Tom Malek, Senior Vice President, Head of Partnerships, Pearson; and Tim Peyton, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Pearson

    Sneak Peek/Flash Talk: See What Pearson and IBM Watson Are Cooking Up in the Labs

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10:30-11:00 AM, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Meeting Room 113C, 100 Level

    What: Last year, Pearson and IBM announced a partnership to deliver Watson Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities to higher education. This presentation will provide a progress report on the collaboration, and detail how an AI-based tutor can assist learners and instructors in closing the personalized learning gap.

    Presenter: Lin Zhou, Program Director, IBM; Curtiss Barnes, Managing Director, Product Management and Design, Pearson; Victoria Mondelli, Executive Director, Office for Teaching Excellence, Mercy College; Erick Jenkins, Student, East Carolina University

    Using Immersive Learning Technologies to Increase Student Success in College and Beyond, Pearson Booth #401

    Wednesday, November 1, 12:00-1:30 PM
    Thursday, November 2, 1:30-2:50 PM

    What: Last year, Pearson and Microsoft announced an innovative partnership to explore the power of mixed reality, using HoloLens, to solve real challenges in areas of learning. Fast forward one year, and Pearson Immersive is preparing to bring a portfolio of mixed reality products to market in subjects including: Anatomy, Nursing and Chemistry. Pearson is also working on one of the largest VR implementations for release in 2018. Pearson Immersive is building more than 100 experiences tied to our higher education courseware in subjects, such as psychology, history, sociology and western civilization.

    Pearson Immersive team members will lead highly interactive presentations and demonstrations. The team will also focus on how holographic learning at Bryn Mawr College impacted learners. Presenters will demonstrate how mixed reality and virtual reality can increase access to effective and innovative digital learning experiences that are designed to create better outcomes for individuals in education and the workforce.

    Presenters: Palak Bhandari, Educational Technologist, Bryn Mawr College; Mark Christian, Global Director, Immersive Learning, Pearson

    For a list of sessions and demos, as well as more information on Pearson at EDUCAUSE, visit
    https://www.pearson.com/us/about/news-events/events/2017/10/2017-educause-conference.html.


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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 Partners with Oakton Community College to Increase Access to Affordable Course Materials

    Oakton Community College joins more than 450 institutions that have partnered with Pearson to bring students first day of class access to digital direct course content

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Pearson announced its partnership with Oakton Community College, located in Des Plaines, Illinois, to digitally deliver course materials to students at significant cost savings. The institution launched its Digital Direct Access program in the fall of 2017, beginning with a pilot focused on 300 students enrolled in the BUS 101: Introduction to Business course. The course provides learners with first day of class access to Pearson’s MyLab Intro to Business online homework, tutorial, and assessment content and technology.

    Since 2016, more than 450 colleges and universities across the country, including more than 200 in 2017, have partnered with Pearson to implement the Digital Direct Access (DDA) model. Pearson’s DDA model enables institutions to deliver high-quality digital course materials, including MyLab™ and Mastering™, Revel™ and eTexts, to students on or before the first day of class at a savings of up to 70 percent. Educators also gain valuable insights into students’ learning activity through data access, enabling them to continuously track and assess students’ progress while engaging with these immersive platforms.

    Based on the positive feedback from Oakton Community College students and faculty members on their experience with the program, the institution has decided to expand the number of courses that leverage the Digital Direct Access program. As a result, in the spring of 2018, students enrolled in the Computer Information Systems Department course, will be provided with immediate access to Pearson’s MyLab IT. With more than 11 million users annually, MyLab and Mastering delivers consistent, measurable gains in student learning outcomes, retention, and subsequent course success.

    "Oakton Community College is dedicated to educating, empowering, and transforming our students. Student success is our top priority, and we share in Pearson's commitment to accessibility, affordability, and achievement. We are very pleased to partner with Pearson to offer digital direct access to our students, and we plan to continue expanding the DDA offerings at the college," said Doreen Schwartz, Director of Business Services, Oakton Community College. Join Schwartz for a presentation on the institution’s successful
    implementation of digital delivery at Pearson’s “Transition to Digital Summit: Digital Made Simple” at the 2017 EDUCAUSE Conference on October 30 at 4:00-4:45 PM.

    “We know that many students often delay or completely forego purchase of required course materials to save money. We are honored to partner with Oakton Community College to improve access, affordability, and achievement for more students, by harnessing the power of digital technology to deliver course materials that enhance the teaching and learning experience,” said Tom Malek, Senior Vice President of Partnerships for Pearson.

    The Digital Direct Access model is part of Pearson’s ongoing commitment to making college more accessible and more affordable for students, and establishing equity in access to critical course materials. Earlier this year, Pearson announced a two-step plan to address the issue of college affordability. The plan immediately reduced the prices of 2000 e-book titles by up to 50 percent. The second phase of the effort ensures that students can rent popular print titles online and in-store through trusted retailers. This rental-only model allows Pearson to reduce prices by up to 60 percent and ensure that all students have access to affordable textbooks.

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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 Oakton Community College

    Oakton Community College serves residents in the communities of Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, and parts of Des Plaines, Mount Prospect and Rosemont, Ill. With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton offers a wealth of educational options at its locations in Des Plaines and Skokie, online, and in locations throughout Chicago’s northern suburbs. Associate degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language. To learn more, visit www.oakton.edu.

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  • Pearson Partners with the University of North Texas to Increase Career Success for Students

    Program offers students career development, job search skills and job-winning online profiles, leveraging Pearson’s digital learning content within the Foliotek portfolio platform

    WASHINGTON, DC – Pearson announced a digital learning partnership with the University of North Texas (UNT) to offer 38,000 students the opportunity to showcase effective career development and job search skills from their classroom and co-curricular activities.

    Beginning with the fall 2017 semester, UNT students can access UNT’s Career Connect Pathway, which features a collection of digital learning materials associated with Pearson’s Career Success Program. Students will be able to develop an online profile using the Foliotek portfolio platform, GRIT Gauge™, and other instructional assets and tools as part of a milestones-based career pathway.

    Pearson's Career Success Program includes digital assessments, instructional modules and career-related resources for conducting a focused and successful job search.

    “UNT Career Connect is based on the idea that every UNT student already has a wide range of real-life, high-impact experiences that can be from the classroom and co-curricular,” said Mike Simmons, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at UNT charged with overseeing UNT Career Connect. “Career Connect is a way to integrate all of the activities to really showcase student skills like communication, teamwork, and critical thinking. The ability to demonstrate these in-demand professional skills sets our students up for success and ensures their marketable skills are front and center for potential employers and graduate schools.”

    Pearson’s digital materials also offer a fun component for students, giving them the opportunity to earn digital badges and credentials that represent the marketable skills gained at UNT, and then showcase those skills on their eportfolios.

    “Through our partnership with UNT and Foliotek, students have increased access to instruction, information, and strategies for choosing and pursuing their desired career path. Leveraging high-quality digital learning content and technology, the program equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge for their chosen career and it presents potential employers with the most impressive and effective professional profiles,” said Leah Jewell, Managing Director of Career Development and Employability at Pearson.

    The GRIT Gauge™, an assessment that measures quality and quantity of Growth, Resilience, Instinct, and Tenacity, was developed and created by, Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D. The GRIT Gauge is a helpful predictor of a broad range of student success factors, including goal magnitude, goal completion, wellness, persistence, and improving one's status in life.

    Foliotek offers a powerful, digital portfolio service that allows students to aggregate and showcase their skills, academic and professional accomplishments, evidence of competencies, and work samples to potential employers in a flexible, comprehensive, and appealing digital format.

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    About the University of North Texas

    Established in 1890, UNT is one of the nation's largest public research universities with nearly 38,000 students. Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNT is a catalyst for creativity, fueling progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region and the state. UNT graduated 8,900 students last year from its 13 colleges and schools and offers 101 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. World-class faculty are making breakthroughs every day, and UNT students and alumni are changing the world around them. For more, visit www.unt.edu

    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.

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    Scott Overland, (202) 909-4520, Scott.Overland@pearson.com

     

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  • Pearson, Duolingo Partner to Enhance Mobile Learning in College and University Language Courses

    Integration of Duolingo app with Pearson course materials aims to increase student engagement and achievement

    WASHINGTON, DC and PITTSBURGH, PA – August 16, 2017Pearson and Duolingo announced a partnership to provide college and university students with a fun, simple, and effective way to learn foreign languages. Beginning this fall, institutions and educators can offer their students a personalized language learning experience featuring high-quality content developed by Pearson, and delivered to students using Duolingo’s award-winning platform. Duolingo is the most downloaded education app worldwide, with more than 200 million users.

    “Through our partnership with Duolingo, we will combine complementary expertise to increase access to highly personalized and mobile language learning experiences. Our shared goal is to help improve students’ academic performance while preparing them for today’s global workforce and opportunities that require multilingual skills,” said Paul Corey, managing director, higher education courseware, Pearson.

    Pearson and Duolingo will produce courses in Duolingo that are aligned with the content in Pearson’s popular e-Textbooks and print materials. Spanish, French, Italian, and German courses will be supported this fall. Students will be able to access these specialized courses in Duolingo on iOS, Android, and the web after purchasing their course materials.

    “Our users love the way Duolingo makes it easy to fit language learning into everyday life in a way that is effective and fun,” said Bob Meese, vice president of business at Duolingo. “Duolingo is already used in over 300,000 classrooms worldwide. We’ll greatly increase this usage by aligning courses in Duolingo with popular course materials from Pearson. With the curriculum expertise of Pearson and Duolingo’s gamified teaching methods, we hope this partnership sets a new standard for the future of higher education.”

    “Duolingo is a fantastic out of class supplement to any foreign language curriculum. It engages students in a variety of language practice modalities and supports their language learning progress,” said Anna Szawara, lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 Duolingo

    Duolingo is the most popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app in the world, with more than 200 million users. The company’s mission is to make education free, fun and accessible to all. Duolingo is designed to feel like a game and scientifically proven to be effective. In addition to its core platform, the company created the Duolingo English Test (DET), an affordable and convenient language certification option that is accepted by over 60 universities. In 2016, Duolingo expanded beyond language learning with Tinycards, a reinvention of flashcards designed to make studying fun. The company has raised more than $83.3 million in venture capital from investors including Google Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Union Square Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Ashton Kutcher and Tim Ferriss.

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  • Pearson, Barnes & Noble Education Partner to Bring Students Affordable, High-Quality Textbook Rentals

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Pearson announced the latest in series of partnerships to expand its textbook rental program. Today’s announcement brings Pearson’s textbook rental program to Barnes & Noble Education’s (NYSE:BNED) 1,490 physical and virtual bookstores, serving more than 6 million students. Beginning this fall, the program will be piloted at Barnes & Noble College stores, enhancing their current industry leading rental program with these 49 popular Pearson titles. The titles will be available in print and digital versions via a “rental-only” model, which will provide students with affordable access to the selected titles. All titles under this program can be rented for under $100, with electronic versions of these titles being the lowest cost option. Pearson anticipates expanding the titles included in this program over time.

    In January, Pearson announced a two-step plan to take on the issue of college affordability. The plan immediately reduced the prices of 2000 e-book titles by up to 50 percent when it was announced earlier this year. The second phase of the effort ensures that students can rent popular print titles online and in-store through trusted retailers. This rental-only model allows Pearson to reduce prices by up to 60 percent and ensure that all students have access to affordable textbooks. The Barnes & Noble College agreement represents the third-and largest-partnership in that program.

    “Barnes & Noble College joining Pearson as a rental program partner marks the most significant step yet in fulfilling a promise to provide students with more choices and better prices on their course materials,” said Tim Bozik, president of global product at Pearson. “We are excited to work with one of the largest contract operators of college bookstores to bring these high-quality Pearson materials to the Barnes & Noble College stores and websites that so many students already turn to for their course materials.”

    This program is part of Pearson’s ongoing commitment to making college more accessible and more affordable for students. In addition to the eBook price reduction and the print rental program, Pearson has introduced Revel--digital courseware that blends authors’ narrative, interactive media, and assessment, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience--for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. Students can access Revel with their computer, tablet or mobile phone for as little as $65.

    Pearson has also launched programs such as Digital Direct Access, which delivers digital course materials directly to students on the first day of class. Pearson is actively working with BNED to expand this program at its 1,490 campus and virtual bookstores. Digital Direct Access can save students up to 60 percent compared to the price of traditional print materials.

    And, 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 information, visit Pearson.com.

    About Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.

    Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. Through its Barnes & Noble College and MBS subsidiaries, Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,490 physical and virtual bookstores and serves more than 6 million students enrolled in higher education institutions, delivering essential educational content and tools within a dynamic retail environment. Through its Digital Education subsidiary, Barnes & Noble Education offers a suite of digital software, content and services that include a sophisticated digital learning management platform that has competency-based features, analytics capabilities, courseware offerings and a digital eTextbook reading product. Barnes & Noble Education acts as a strategic partner to drive student success; provide value and support to students and faculty; and create loyalty and improve retention, all while supporting the financial goals of college and university partners.

    General information on Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company's corporate website: www.BNED.com.

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