Pearson and Partners lead the conversation on Technology Innovation and Measurable Impact on Improved Learner Outcomes at ASU+GSV Summit 2015

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Presentations will include the Tennessee SAILS Developmental Math Success Story, which has been nominated as a Finalist for the 2015 Return on Education (ROE) Innovation Awards

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Pearson today announced its presentation lineup for the ASU+GSV Summit 2015. The event will be held from April 6-8 at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. Pearson’s Learning Lounge presentations focused on technology innovation and measurable impact on improved learner outcomes will include:
● In Pursuit of Efficacy
● Efficacy in Action at ASU: Empowering Meaningful Decisions through Data
● The Impact of Going Digital at Indiana University
Tennessee SAILS: Delivering ROE Statewide: The TN SAILS program, which utilizes Pearson’s MyMathLab online, mastery-based learning technology to improve achievement and affordability in developmental mathematics, has been nominated as a finalist for the 2015 Return on Education (ROE) Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced at the 2015 ASU+GSV ROE Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 8.
● Fireside Chat – The Industry Education Connection: Building New Career Pathways

Pearson will also participate in two ASU+GSV Summit programming panel discussions focused on 20/20 Vision Panel – Step On It: Accelerate Progress with Technology and What is the Value of Online Education?

Presentation Schedule:

Monday, April 6th
-2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 20/20 Vision Panel – Step On It: Accelerate Progress with Technology
Location: Ballroom K+L
Moderator: Jonathan Harber, Founder, SchoolNet
Panelists:
Luyen Chou, Chief Product Officer, Pearson
Jose Ferreira, Founder and CEO, Knewton
Michael King, Vice President and General Manager, IBM Global Education Industry
Shazia Makhdumi, Global Head of Educational Apps & Games Partnerships, Google
Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Education for Microsoft Corporation’s Worldwide Public Sector

-3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – In Pursuit of Efficacy
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speaker: Sabrina Manville, Efficacy Director, Pearson
Learning is a life-changing opportunity, and we all want to deliver the best possible outcomes for students of all ages. So what is efficacy, and why is it so important? Learn more about Pearson's path to efficacy.

-3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Efficacy in Action @ ASU: Empowering Meaningful Decisions Through Data
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speakers:
-Dale Johnson, Senior Business Analyst, Arizona State University
-Kate McKain, Vice President of Institutional Efficacy, Pearson
How do you answer the question – are you effective? ASU shares their efficacy toolkit for empowering educators and students with data.

-4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Learnmetrics: When Big Data, Machine Learning and Human Capital Collide
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speaker: Julian Miller, CEO, Learnmetrics
Learnmetrics shares more about how they are turning the aggregation of data into action.

Tuesday, April 7th

-10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – In Pursuit of Efficacy
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speaker: Sabrina Manville, Efficacy Director, Pearson
Learning is a life-changing opportunity, and we all want to deliver the best possible outcomes for students of all ages. So what is efficacy, and why is it so important? Learn more about Pearson's path to efficacy.

-11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Tennessee SAILS: Delivering ROE Statewide
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speaker: Karen Wyrick, Math Department Chair, Cleveland State Community College
In support of Governor Haslam's Drive to 55 initiative, the Tennessee SAILS program was launched to help high school students become college ready in math. Implementing MyMathLab statewide and rethinking instruction delivery, SAILS saved 8,500 students, 11,000 semesters, and $6.5 million in just one year. Learn more about this 2015 ROE Innovation Award Nominee.

-11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Scoodle Jam Session
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speaker: Christine Egy Rose, CEO, Scoot & Doodle
Tinkering with ideas, working on problems, and creating stories with others is a fun and vital component of learning. Let's get together in an open-ended creative environment to explore new ideas and new ways of thinking.

-3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Fireside Chat – The Industry Education Connection: Building New Career Pathways
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speakers:
-Kenna Ose, VP Business Development, Professional and Private Sector, Pearson
-Brett Frazier, VP Business Development, Online Learning Services, Pearson
Fostering stronger connections between higher education and industry is an important factor to improve employability skills and ensure success for businesses and employees. In this fireside chat, we'll explore how building academic/industry partnerships can lead to improved student and business outcomes.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Burning Glass: Careers in Focus
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speaker: Dan Restuccia, Chief Analytics Officer, Burning Glass
Industry insight is critical in connecting students with meaningful and rewarding careers. Real-time labor information from Burning Glass helps higher education institutions align the student experience with the job market and, at the same time, build strong relationship with local employers.

Wednesday, April 8th
-10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – In Pursuit of Efficacy
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speaker: Sabrina Manville, Efficacy Director, Pearson
Learning is a life-changing opportunity, and we all want to deliver the best possible outcomes for students of all ages. So what is efficacy, and why is it so important? Learn more about Pearson's path to efficacy.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Higher Ed Panel presented by 2U: What is the Value of Online Education?
Location: Ballroom M
Moderator: Phil Regier, Executive Vice Provost and Dean, EdPlus at ASU
Panelists:
-Irma Becerra, Provost and CAO, St. Thomas University
-Todd Hitchcock, SVP, Pearson Online Learning Services
-Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage

-2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – The Impact of Going Digital at Indiana University
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speaker: Anastasia (Stacy) Morrone, Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies, Indiana University
Indiana University's e-text initiative leads the way in adopting digital content at scale. With over 17,000 students using eBooks and digital content, this initiative has saved students over $3.9 million in textbook costs and increased access so every student has course materials on Day 1. As far as impacting learner outcomes, Indiana University reports a primary key dependency—instructor engagement. Simply put, when instructors engage with their e-texts, so do their students.

-3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Scoodle Jam Session
Location: The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Salon F
Speaker: Christine Egy Rose, CEO, Scoot & Doodle
Tinkering with ideas, working on problems, and creating stories with others is a fun and vital component of learning. Let's get together in an open-ended creative environment to explore new ideas and new ways of thinking.

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