Pearson Takes Top Honors in Prestigious Ed-Tech Awards Competition

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Digital Programs Recognized for Personalized Learning Solutions for High School and College Students

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Innovative education technology programs from Pearson took top honors in the prestigious 2010 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. CourseConnect, a library of customizable online courses for colleges and universities; and MathXL® for School, a powerful, yet affordable, Web-based program that offers middle and high school students homework, tutorials and assessment tools for math, are winners of the highest honor awarded by the ed-tech industry.

The CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. The evaluation process includes a rigorous review of nominated products by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and others with deep expertise in education technology. This year’s 27 education CODiE winners were selected from more than 327 nominations submitted by 124 companies.

“With technology, learning can be personalized across the K-20 spectrum, taking into account student skills and abilities, learning styles, comprehension and progress, while making accommodations throughout the instructional process for both acceleration and remediation,” said Don Kilburn, CEO, Pearson Learning Solutions. “Our CODiE winning programs are prime examples of how online solutions can help schools, colleges and universities ensure that all learners achieve at the highest levels. Pearson is honored to be recognized with these prestigious awards from our colleagues in the education technology industry.”

A CODiE Award winner for Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management Solution, CourseConnect is a library of customizable online courses with recommended course descriptions, syllabi, lessons containing rich media, graphics and interactivities, discussion questions and assessment banks. Perfect for either a fully online or blended learning environment, CourseConnect delivers exceptional instruction and assessment, innovative instructor tools, and best-selling, class-tested textbooks – all essential components for directly affecting student retention and results. Customizable modules provide engaging, easy-to-follow content mapped to specific learning outcomes. Each course provides instruction, opportunities for reflection, self-assessment and practice, and activities that encourage learners to apply their knowledge and extend their learning beyond the classroom.

Honored with a CODiE for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution, the MathXL for School program is based on the widely adopted MathXL, which is currently helping millions of students at colleges and universities around the country master core math skills. Now, for thousands of high school students, MathXL for School is the bridge to college readiness between secondary-level and college-level mathematics. With a proven track record of increasing student success rates at both online and brick-and-mortar schools, MathXL for School features an individualized study plan based on pre- and post-assessments that helps students monitor their own progress, allowing them to see at a glance exactly which topics they need to practice and linking them directly to tutorial exercises with interactive learning aids. Exercises can be regenerated with new values for unlimited practice.

About Pearson
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides 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. Pearson’s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to http://www.pearsoned.com.

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Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-227-1049

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