Tempe, Ariz., October 11, 2010 — Arizona State University (ASU) and: Pearson today announced an innovative partnership to develop new technology and management services to support ASU’s online students. The agreement will equip ASU with various capabilities designed to maximize learning outcomes through student engagement and retention, as well as increase overall course offerings. It will enable the university to reach potential students around the country who are not served by brick and mortar or other online institutions.
“When it comes to learning online, there is a direct correlation between quality services and student success,” said Philip Regier, Executive Vice Provost and Dean of ASU Online. “The reality is that learning online is very demanding and most students already have family and work responsibilities. The more support they receive, the better their learning outcomes and overall experience will be.”
“At Pearson, we’re committed to remaining at the leading edge of technological innovation and serving as a trusted advisor to today’s leading higher education institutions – this is evident in our new relationship with ASU,” said Matt Leavy, CEO of Pearson eCollege. “With ASU, not only are we establishing a solid technology foundation capable of scaling alongside their online program, we’re playing a critical role in managing the growth of their online programs, engaging potential students and helping to retain them once they are enrolled.”
Under the agreement, ASU faculty will continue to design and teach every online course as well as establish and enforce all instructional and academic policies. Pearson will provide: Pearson LearningStudio, its learning management system, for the delivery of ASU online programs; Academic Enterprise Reporting to monitor and analyze trends in student performance; and Learning Outcome Manager for tracking the achievement of learning objectives and goals.
In addition, Pearson will provide enrollment services for ASU Online undergraduate programs, to include engagement, retention and student support. Pearson will employ prospect generation services and admission services to better connect with and keep students engaged during every stage of the enrollment process.
Pearson LearningStudio serves more than 9 million students around the globe. The technology offers a personalized learning environment built on an advanced, scalable and dependable Software as a Service platform. For more information on Pearson LearningStudio, please visit:: www.pearsonlearningstudio.com.
Arizona State University is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Forbes magazine calls ASU one of America’s best college buys. The Wall Street Journal says ASU is 5th among top universities favored by employers for job recruiting. ASU currently offers more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degrees fully online, each designed and instructed by its renowned faculty. For more information, please visit:: http://asuonline.asu.edu.
Pearson eCollege is a trusted and innovative leader in powering personalized online learning programs and a part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the global leader in education, technology and services. Pearson eCollege’s flagship product–Pearson LearningStudio–represents the next generation in learning management systems and provides a comprehensive, flexible and fully supported cloud computing environment for online personalized learning in higher education. Pearson eCollege’s SaaS-based education solutions advance, improve and measure the teaching and learning experience in a vast range of educational institutions and programs. For more information on Pearson eCollege, please visit: www.pearsonlearningstudio.com.
Pearson has global-reach and market leading businesses in education, business and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO).
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