Pearson's MyCourse Named Finalist in 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

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Comprehensive Online Curriculum Solution Honored in Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution Category

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Pearson, a global leader in education, educational technology, and services, today announced that its MyCourse solution has been selected as a finalist in the 2010 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. MyCourse is an integration of two Pearson products: MyCourse combines the powerful formative assessment tools, personalized learning and media resources of MyLabs with the comprehensive online learning curriculum of CourseConnect™.

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 includes intense scrutiny by subject matter experts, education industry analysts, journalists and specialists in the implementation of education technology.

Inheriting CourseConnect's simple navigation, the MyCourses are intuitive, user friendly, and technologically advanced. Each course is developed, designed and tested by a large team of professionals, including subject matter experts, instructional designers, graphic designers, instructors, assessment specialists, students and others. MyCourse offers numerous benefits for institutions and instructors, including an optimized learning environment, easy-to-navigate design and detailed instructor resource guides. MyCourse can be used in fully-online, blended and web-enabled settings depending on the specific needs of the institution.

"MyCourse provides instructors with a comprehensive online curriculum delivered in our personalized learning environment with all the multimedia resources and assessment tools today's instructors need to drive and measure student engagement," said Don Kilburn, CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions. "Recognition as a finalist in the 2010 SIIA CODIE Awards is another validation that our MyCourse solution provides students a unique, interactive experience for learning."

Pearson has 13 education finalists in the CODiE Awards this year, leading this year's 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 MyCourse, the company's products moving on to the next round of competition are CourseConnect™, Mastering Platform, MathXL® for School, MyMathLab, MyWritingLab, myWorld Geography™, Pearson LearningStudio, Miller & Levine Biology™ Digital Path, Prentice Hall Literature Online (PHLitOnline) and PowerSchool.

In the next step of the CODiE Awards process, MyCourse will be voted on by the entire SIIA membership to determine if it is the winner of the Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution category. The 2010 CODiE Awards will be announced at the 2010 Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 24.

About Pearson Learning Solutions
Pearson Learning Solutions is a business unit within Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. As an education partner and consultant to higher education institutions, Pearson Learning Solutions is committed to designing total, client-driven education solutions. We are a team of world-class education experts, instructional designers, curriculum development experts, education course writers, development editors and experienced textbook publishers. We tailor solutions to each institution's individual needs, including off-the-shelf online, in the classroom or blended courses, or fully customized curriculum development. We also provide a wide range of technology tools and learning platforms to help students, faculty and institutions succeed.

About Pearson
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