Pearson Announces EDUCAUSE 2013 Lineup

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Pearson representatives and educational partners to share how technology is impacting student outcomes.


Pearson today announced its lineup for EDUCAUSE 2013. Representatives from Pearson and its educational partners will discuss how emerging online learning models are improving teaching and learning; how technology continues to transform the classroom; and how social tools, analytics and course content are making for a higher-quality learning experience for students. Highlighted sessions are below.

WHAT: EDUCAUSE will be held from October 15 – 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center: 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802

Pearson will be at booth #1109.

WHO: For any educator with a focus on administration, teaching and learning, information technology infrastructure, information systems, or information technology leadership

When: Wednesday, October 16; 10:30-11:20am
Topic: Exploring Emerging and Innovative Learning Models in Higher Education

  •     Kathleen Burns, Academic Director at the University of Missouri-St Louis
  •     Frederick M. Hurst, Senior Vice President at Northern Arizona University
  •     Brian Lukoff, Program Director for Learning Catalytics at Pearson
  •     Kirk Trigsted, Director at the Polya Mathematics Center University of Idaho
  •     Bill Zobrist, Director of Emerging and Online Product Strategy at Pearson

Where: Meeting Room 207D at the Anaheim Convention Center

When: Wednesday, October 16; 11:40am – 12:30pm
Topic: Harnessing the Power of Learning Technologies to Improve Outcomes in Higher Education

  •     Jerome Grant, Executive Vice President - Digital Product at Pearson

Where: Meeting Room 204B at the Anaheim Convention Center

When: Thursday, October 17; 9:10 – 10:00am
Topic: OpenClass™, Advancing the Learning Experience through an Open, Easy, and Innovative Learning Environment


  •     Scot Chadwick, VP & GM of OpenClass™ at Pearson
  •     Kyle Dickson, Learning Studio Director at Abilene Christian University
  •     Mara Hancock, CIO, VP-Technology at California College of the Arts
  •     Rhonda Tracy, Senior Vice President Academic Affairs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Where: Meeting Room 207D at the Anaheim Convention Center

When: Thursday, October 17; 4:00 – 4:10pm    
Topic: Benefits of OpenClass from an Administrative POV


  •     Rhonda Tracy, SVP Academic Affairs, West Virginia Parkersburg

Where: Exhibitor Hall – booth #1109 at the Anaheim Convention Center

Media representatives can also visit Pearson booth #1109 for personalized demonstrations on new product innovations and expert insight on how new technology is transforming the way students learn.

For a list of additional sessions and demos as well as more information on Pearson at EDUCAUSE, please visit:

About Pearson
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit

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