Part of ASU’s Effort to Offer More Affordable Options to Students in Local Communities
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona—August 7, 2012—ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City has partnered with Pearson as it launches the first program in Arizona State University’s efforts to offer a more affordable ASU option to students in local communities.
ASU Colleges atLake Havasu Cityoffers lower tuition than traditional research universities and focuses exclusively on instruction in high-demand undergraduate degrees. Beginning this fall, the college will offer five bachelor degrees in life sciences, psychology, communications, organizational leadership and general studies.
Pearson is providing customizable eBooks, the Pearson LearningStudio online learning platform, and around-the-clock help desk support for students, faculty and administrators.
“ASU has a long and successful relationship with Pearson, and we knew we could depend on them to deliver the technology, content and services we need to bring more affordable and sustainable course materials to the students inLakeHavasu,” said David A. Young, Director of ASU Colleges atLake Havasu City.
“Our freshman year learning community will focus on the trans-disciplinary theme of Sustainable Cultures, of which the use of eBooks is an important component,” Young continued. “Moving forward, we will work closely with local school districts as well as theMohaveCommunity Collegeto create pathways for more ASU degrees.”
“ASU continues to pioneer innovative models that provide access to a world class higher education for students around the country and the world,” said Don Kilburn, Vice Chairman of Pearson Higher Education and CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions. “The new ASU Colleges atLake Havasu Cityis an excellent example of how Pearson works with institutions to address the unique needs of their local communities. In this instance, tailoring eBooks to each course drives down costs and is an environmentally-friendly option to print texts.”
The Arizona Board of Regents, Lake Havasu City, the Lake Havasu Unified School District and the Lake Havasu Foundation for Higher Education are also partners in this initiative.
Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO). The company provides innovative print and digital education materials, including personalized learning programs such as MyLab/Mastering; educational services including custom publishing; and content-independent platforms including the EQUELLA digital repository and Pearson LearningStudio online learning platform.
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