Digital learning trailblazer at New Orleans tech summit: ‘Turn YouTube generation’s awe of technology into real gains in the classroom’

New Orleans, LA (March 20, 2012) – As experts gather in New Orleans Thursday for a summit on the new frontiers in technology, one of America’s top authorities on mobile learning will share how schools are blazing the path toward digital classrooms in a bold effort to help the YouTube generation of students achieve real academic gains.

Pearson Senior Vice President Scott Drossos will speak at the Intel® Solutions Summit 2012 on Thursday, March 22. Drossos works closely with school districts making the transition to digital with instructional programs on iPads and other mobile technology. Pearson, a pioneer in digital and mobile learning, illuminated the textbook digitally with color, video, 3D animation and other interactive images to help teachers provide a more personalized learning experience as they prepare students for college and future careers.

“Technology is creating a new dimension in teaching and learning for the YouTube generation of students,” Drossos, Senior Vice President of Pearson’s 1:1 Learning, will tell experts at the tech summit. “Educators are using the awe from videos, animations and other features in digital instructional programs to provide more dynamic, personalized lessons. As more schools make the move to digital, the focus must remain on helping school children learn.”

In addition to iBooks, Pearson offers a wide range of robust mobile learning solutions for Louisiana schools today, such as Louisiana Interactive Science. Interactive Science includes an adventure video series, online virtual labs, etext editions, assessment tools that determine each student’s level of performance to help teachers quickly identify academic strengths and weaknesses and differentiate instruction, and other digital resources specifically designed by the nation’s leading science education experts to meet the unique needs of Louisiana students.

Pearson’s digital learning programs are built on decades of expertise and research in effective teaching and learning and are aligned with the new Common Core standards. In addition to interactive iBooks, more than 300 of Pearson’s instructional programs in math, reading, science and other subjects for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade include etexts now available for classrooms. The etexts are highly adaptive to each student’s learning needs and include features to digitally highlight, take notes, bookmark, quickly look up definitions, link to relevant topics, get audio and video support, and more.

More information on Pearson’s mobile learning solutions can be found at www.mypearsonmobile.com.

About Pearson

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has as its mission to work side-by-side with states, districts, teachers, students and parents to ensure that every child is prepared for college and career (NYSE: PSO). www.pearsonschool.com.

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