Pearson LearningStudio, Formerly Pearson eCollege, Earns Finalist Honors in the 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

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Pearson LearningStudio has set new benchmarks for cost savings, scalability and reliability as compared to traditional Learning Management Systems. Recognition as a finalist in the 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards further validates our belief that a comprehensive platform is key to creating the personalized learning environments needed to positively impact learning outcomes in higher education today.

Pearson, a global leader in education, education technology, and services, today announced that its Pearson LearningStudio solution (formerly Pearson eCollege) has been selected as a finalist in the 2010 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. Pearson LearningStudio is a SaaS-based, next-generation learning management system (LMS) that provides a comprehensive, flexible and fully-supported environment for online personalized learning in higher education.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. The comprehensive review process of nominated products included intense scrutiny by subject matter experts, education industry analysts, journalists and specialists in the implementation of education technology.

The Pearson LearningStudio suite expands on two existing technologies - Pearson eCollege and Fronter - and combines them with sizable investments in research, time and resources to offer institutions of higher education a next-generation learning management system. Designed with both educators and students in mind, Pearson LearningStudio aims to enable a better online learning experience for students and instructors that leads to measurably improved outcomes, retention and student access. Pearson LearningStudio supports 10 million students around the world.

"Our proven SaaS-based platform, services and support are enabling the long-term growth and evolution of personalized online learning environments in education worldwide," said Matt Leavy, CEO of Pearson eCollege. "Pearson LearningStudio has set new benchmarks for cost savings, scalability and reliability as compared to traditional Learning Management Systems. Recognition as a finalist in the 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards further validates our belief that a comprehensive platform is key to creating the personalized learning environments needed to positively impact learning outcomes in higher education today."

Pearson has 13 education finalists in the CODiE Awards this year, leading the prestigious competition. Pearson's innovative ed-tech solutions for schools, colleges and universities are recognized across the awards program's education categories, honoring the company's worldwide leadership in harnessing technology to personalize and improve learning. Pearson's 13 finalists were chosen from more than 327 education nominations submitted by 124 companies.
In addition to Pearson LearningStudio, the company's products moving on to the next round of competition are CourseConnect™, Mastering Platform, MathXL® for School, MyCourse, MyMathLab, MyWritingLab, myWorld Geography™, Miller & Levine Biology™ Digital Path, Prentice Hall Literature Online (PHLitOnline) and PowerSchool.

In the next step of the CODiE Awards process, Pearson LearningStudio will now be voted on by the entire SIIA membership to determine the winners in each category. The 2010 CODiE Awards will be announced at the 2010 Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 24.

About Pearson eCollege
Pearson eCollege is an innovative leader in online personalized learning programs and a part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), a global leader in education, technology and services. Pearson eCollege's flagship product - Pearson LearningStudio - represents the next generation in learning management systems and provides a comprehensive, flexible and fully supported environment for online personalized learning in higher education. Pearson eCollege's SaaS-based education solutions advance, improve, and measure the teaching and learning experience in a vast range of educational institutions and programs.

About Pearson
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the leading education and technology company, develops effective personalized learning materials, technologies, assessments and services to ensure success is within reach of every student. Pearson's innovative offering - through such brands as Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, Allyn & Bacon/Merrill, Longman and eCollege - set the standard for the industry. For more information go to http://www.pearsoned.com.

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