Pearson Highlights Power of Digital Technology to Transform the Future of Learning at SXSWedu 2015

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Pearson North America President Don Kilburn to Explore Implications of the Evolution of the Education Community in Conference Panel. Pearson Learning Lounge will feature the Future of Digital Solutions Designed to Help Educators Improve Learner Outcomes

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Innovation, efficacy and the transformative power of educational technology are among the topics that will be highlighted by Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, at SXSWedu 2015 next week in Austin. Celebrating five years in 2015, SXSWedu brings together a diverse community of education stakeholders to promote creativity and social change.

Don Kilburn, president, Pearson North America, will join leaders from other top education companies on a panel, Reinventing Industry: Changing Edu's "Big Three”, at 9 am on Wednesday, March 11. In the discussion, Kilburn will explore the evolving transformation of the education and edtech communities and what its implications are for educators, students and consumers. Pearson will also highlight its technology solutions for personalizing learning at the SXSWedu Education Expo from 2-8 pm on Tuesday, March 10.

Throughout the three days of the conference, the Pearson Learning Lounge (Austin Convention Center, room 19AB) will be a hub of presentations from Pearson and its partners, as well as provide attendees with a place to relax, network and charge their devices. Demonstrations of note in the Pearson Lounge will include REVEL, an immersive digital learning experience that enlivens course content with media interactives and assessments, and presentations such as “From Great Ideas to Impact: Efficacy, Research and Your Product” featuring the Pearson Global Efficacy & Research Team, and “Boy Scouts Explore What Makes Robots Work With New Enhanced Digital Interactive Merit Badge Experience.” During this “makers” session, Boy Scouts will engage with both physical and digital explorations of the inner workings of robots, exemplifying the ways that Pearson is collaborating with the Boy Scouts of America to bring interactivity and animation to the life-changing experiences.

Pearson Lounge Presentation Schedule

Monday, March 9
1 pm: From Great Ideas to Impact: Efficacy, Research and Your Product
Presenters: Pearson Global Efficacy & Research Team

2 pm: Project Ignite Demo
Presenter: Camille Colon, Autodesk

2:30 pm: Connections Learning Demonstration
Presenter: Claudette Williams, Pearson

3:30 pm: REVEL Demonstration
Presenter: Stephen Frail, Pearson

4 pm – Efficacy Discussion
Presenters: Pearson Global Efficacy & Research Team

Tuesday, March 10
9:30 am: iLit Presentation
Presenter: Doug McCollum, Pearson

10 am: Efficacy Discussion: An Open Conversation on Pearson’s Approach to Efficacy
Presenters: Pearson Global Efficacy & Research Team

12:30 pm: Makerversity Workshop
Presenter: Tom Tobia, Founder, Makerversity

1:30 pm: Boy Scouts Explore “What Makes Robots Work” With New Enhanced Digital Interactive Merit Badge Experience
Presenter: Holly McKeag, Pearson

3:30 pm: From Great Ideas to Impact: Efficacy, Research and Your Product
Presenters: Pearson Global Efficacy & Research Team

Wednesday, March 11
10 am: Q-interactive Demonstration
Presenter: Linda Gerardi, Pearson

11 am: Pearson System of Courses Demonstration
Presenter: Kurt Whited, Pearson

12pm: iLit Presentation
Presenter: Doug McCollum, Pearson

1 pm: Efficacy Discussion: An Open Conversation on Pearson’s Approach to Efficacy
Presenters: Pearson Global Efficacy & Research Team

2:30 pm: From Great Ideas to Impact: Efficacy, Research and Your Product
Presenters: Pearson Global Efficacy & Research Team

About Pearson
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit http://www.pearson.com.

Media Contact: Brandon Pinette, brandon.pinette(at)pearson(dot)com, or (800) 745-8489

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