Pearson to Host 16th Annual Cite Online Learning Conference

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2016 Conference to Feature Compelling Keynote Presentations, More Than 65 Interactive Sessions Across K-20, Professional, and Corporate Training Through Live and Virtual Sessions

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January 11, 2016

WHO: Pearson 16th Annual Online Learning Conference, Cite.

WHAT: This two-and-a-half day conference, now in its 16th year of offering exceptional professional development for educators, and valuable networking opportunities within the online learning community, has expanded to offer a new K-12 track in 2016. For the first time, the audience of more than 500 attendees will include teachers, principals, and superintendents, alongside higher education online learning program executives, faculty and administrators, and corporate and professional training and development leaders. A highlight of the conference will be the announcement of the results of the 2015 Babson Survey Research Group Online Learning Survey of chief academic officers, which is co-sponsored by Pearson.

Keynote Presentations: These will include dynamic sessions featuring Ann Christensen, president, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; New York Times #1 bestselling author of “GRIT: The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed,” Paul Stoltz, Ph.D.; and successful serial entrepreneur and CEO of Chicago startup hub 1871 Howard Tullman. Moreover, Cite’s keynote panel, “21st Century Learning Strategies,” will feature a group of experts on the importance of connecting the K-12, higher ed, corporate, and ed-tech ecosystems and aligning education toward the common goal of developing future leaders. Panelists include Peter Stokes, Ph.D., managing director, Huron Education; Tom Vander Ark, CEO, Getting Smart; Jaime Fall, director, UpSkill America; and Sean Gallagher, Ed.D., chief strategy officer, Northeastern University Global Network.

Pearson will also announce the winners of the 2016 Online Learning Excellence Awards for outstanding K-20 leaders working in online or blended learning environments on February 10.

WHEN: Feb. 9-11

WHERE: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort and Online
39 Beach Lagoon Road
Amelia Island, Fla. 32034

WHY: With the announcement of the 2015 Babson Online Learning Survey Results, Cite 2016 will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to better understand the landscape of online learning, the opportunities it presents, the impact it has, and the challenges moving forward. Attendees can choose from more than 65 interactive sessions in five learning tracks—Innovative Models & Pedagogical Approaches, K-12: Next Generation for Online & Blended Learning, Managing the Online Program, Professional & Corporate Learning Partnerships, and Student Retention & Engagement—covering the complete online learning continuum. Live-streaming and on-demand access to the virtual track will also be available to all attendees for up to six months following the conference.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn continuing education units from Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as Acclaim Badges which recognize professional and experiential learning achievements and certifications in a way that can be easily verified and shared online.

HOW: To learn more about Cite 2016, visit this website. Register using discount code “NewYear10” by January 15 to receive a 10 percent registration discount. Follow @PearsonNorthAm and use #pearsoncite to join the conversation.

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.pearsoned.com.

Media Contact: Scott Overland, scott(dot)overland(at)pearson(dot)com, 202-909-4520

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