Pearson is a company with a strong sense of purpose, focusing on three key issues of social and economic importance: literacy, efficacy, and competitiveness. We aim to make a measurable difference to learning outcomes for students and educators, and our rigorous research methods — both in-house and independently conducted — provide solid evidence that our products, programs, and services are helping to enhance and further academic achievement. Building and maintaining trust is at the core of our business. By providing substantive, verifiable studies reflecting the effectiveness of our preK-12, higher education, and assessment programs, we are able to shine a spotlight on the deep connection between our commitment to excellence and demonstrated student success.
Pearson’s award-winning higher education online learning programs have been proven effective at increasing access to learning opportunities, improving student performance and lowering costs for both institutions and students. We sponsor and conduct research about current and future learning trends, including students’ perceptions of tablets and other mobile devices; faculty use of social media; and the first-ever national survey of community college students.
Pearson ran the Student Mobile Device Survey to better understand how students use mobile technology for learning. The survey focused on how students use the mobile devices they currently own for learning, and how they would like to use those devices in the future. The survey asked students from grade 4 through college about the mobile devices that they own and intend to buy; how they currently use mobile devices for school work and how they expect to use them in the future; and their attitudes towards tablets for learning.
Harris Interactive ran the survey on behalf of Pearson between January 28 and February 24, 2013 among 1,206 college students.
Earlier reports in this series:
Pearson Foundation Survey on Students and Tablets, 2012
Pearson Foundation Survey on Students and Tablets, 2011
MyLab and Mastering, Pearson’s leading online learning products, deliver customizable content and highly personalized study plans, responsive tools, and real-time evaluation and diagnostics.
Making the Grade, V.4
How to Improve Your MyMathLab Implementation Through Personalization and Best Practices — Summer 2010
Making the Grade, V.4.1
How to Improve Your MyMathLab Implementation Through Personalization and Best Practices — January 2011