Our continual investment in market-leading companies like Intellipro exemplifies Pearson's commitment to improving lives through education. With this acquisition, we'll expand our software engineering leadership capabilities and increase our capacity to meet the growing needs of U.S. K-12 and international markets for our MyLabs in key subjects like math, accounting and economics
Boston (PRWEB) April 9, 2009
With technology dramatically transforming the way teachers teach and students learn, more institutions and students than ever are seeking engaging, accessible digital content. To meet this growing demand, Pearson, the international education and information company, today announced the acquisition of Intellipro, Inc., a software engineering firm and publisher of dotlearn.com, an online learning platform, extending Pearson's capabilities in the interactive learning environment.
"Pearson's acquisition of Intellipro is the culmination of more than a decade of intense collaboration to create personalized learning and tutorial software to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. I'm proud to say that Pearson's highly successful MyMathLab learning solution, which has a clear and proven record for improving student results and institutional productivity, is powered by Intellipro's software," Pearson's Chief Learning Officer Jim Behnke said.
Working hand-in-hand with Pearson experts, Intellipro developed the underlying software platform, XL, that is the backbone of Pearson's highly successful MyLabs solutions for math, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting. The MyLabs programs are now used at more than 1,800 college and universities campuses across the United States. MyMathLab, launched in 2001, has helped millions of once-struggling students achieve success at college-level and developmental math.
Building on the success of MyMathLab at the collegiate level, Pearson is using the XL software solution to bring personalized learning to high schools across the nation.
"Our continual investment in market-leading companies like Intellipro exemplifies Pearson's commitment to improving lives through education. With this acquisition, we'll expand our software engineering leadership capabilities and increase our capacity to meet the growing needs of U.S. K-12 and international markets for our MyLabs in key subjects like math, accounting and economics," Behnke added.
In addition to Intellipro's work on the XL platform, the company recently launched the .learn("dotlearn") interactive e-learning platform. Intellipro's .learn is a web-based learning environment that provides a full range of interactive services in one solution, including ebook content, assessment and course management tools.
Pearson currently has two titles available via this platform that enhance students' ability to connect with their course materials and improve their learning by individualizing content interactions.
Intellipro President Rick Clinton said, "We've always viewed Pearson as a partner committed to producing innovative educational software, combining our software development expertise with Pearson's long-standing history of quality content. We're so pleased to become a part of the Pearson family and look forward to creating more market-leading online learning solutions."
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, reaches and engages today's digital natives with effective and personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for their teachers. This commitment is demonstrated in the company's investment in innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. The company's respected brands include Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, PEMSolutions, Stanford 10, SuccessNet, MyLabs, PowerSchool, SuccessMaker, and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student at every level of education. Pearson's commitment to education for all is supported by the global philanthropic initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to http://www.pearson.com.
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