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News Article | May 16, 2017
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Pearson today announced the winners of its inaugural National StatCrunch Contest. The winners represent college and university students who have been enrolled in introductory statistics courses at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Bunker Hill Community College, and The Ohio State University. The contest required these learners to analyze a provided data set combined with another data set of their choosing to tell a compelling story with data. Students were asked to submit a written report through http://www.StatCrunch.com, including visualizations and their additional data set to enhance their story. Three winners were chosen to present their data stories, based on the following criteria: Collect – Most creative use of an additional data set selected by contestant. Crunch – Best insights from the data. Communicate – Best visualizations and presentation in the final report. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the statistics career field is projected to grow at a rate of 34 percent from 2014 to 2024, resulting in 10,100 new jobs. This growth can partially be attributed to the growing number of organizations that leverage statistical analyses as an important part of their decision making process. “We are proud to honor and encourage student achievement in statistics education. Through their participation in the contest, learners were able to develop and hone essential data analysis and communication skills that can increase their employability in the in-demand statistics career field,” said Julie Conover, director of strategic marketing, mathematics and statistics, Pearson. StatCrunch is a powerful web-based statistical software that allows users to perform complex analysis, share data sets, and generate compelling reports. The vibrant online community offers tens of thousands of data sets shared by users. About Pearson Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit http://www.pearson.com.


News Article | May 5, 2017
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Pearson today announced it has made a number of strides in its transition to digital products and services, along with moves that create better access to education for students. Notably, Pearson has fulfilled the promise it made in January to lower the prices on e-books across 2000 titles and begin the implementation of a print rental program, putting agreements in place last month with both Chegg and IndiCo. In addition, the first quarter of the year has seen a number of other important milestones in the United States: "There is much work to do, but we are well on the way to accelerating our transition to digital,” said Tim Bozik, president of global product for Pearson. “Through the power of digital, we will be able to support teachers and students in new ways, increase access to great learning and ensure our products deliver great outcomes.” As part of the ongoing simplification program, Pearson is also announcing a strategic review of its US K-12 courseware business. This business displays a slow pace of digital adoption, so a review is underway to explore whether it fits with the broader company strategy. While US K-12 remains an important part of Pearson, the future focus in K-12 will be on three areas: Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress their lives through learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit http://www.pearson.com.


2016 report shows progress in first year of implementing Pearson’s 2020 Sustainability Plan to transform the company’s social, environmental, and economic impact LONDON, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, the world’s learning company, today published its 2016 Sustainability Report, which highlights the progress made in implementing its 2020 Sustainability Plan and a continued vision for driving alignment between business and sustainability strategies. Pearson’s 2020 Sustainability Plan is a five-year strategy to integrate social and environmental issues into every aspect of the business in order to drive growth and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The plan is centered around three pillars – be a trusted partner; reach more learners; and shape the future of learning – that outline Pearson’s work to: “At Pearson, our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning,” said Amanda Gardiner, VP of Sustainability and Social Innovation at Pearson. “We strive to improve access to high-quality education and outcomes for all learners – no matter who they are or where they come from. Our 2020 Sustainability Plan is helping us to do this by ensuring we focus our business priorities on where we can make the most impact.” Throughout 2017, Pearson will develop more targets to help us deliver on our 2020 Sustainability Plan and will continue to report on progress against these annually in forthcoming sustainability reports. The report, which covers 1 January – 31 December 2016, is Pearson’s second in accordance with GRI G4 Core. Pearson is a founding signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, and this report also represents its Communication on Progress (COP) and outlines its contributions to the SDGs. Pearson focuses on three SDGs — 4 on quality education, 8 on decent work and economic growth, and 10 on reducing inequalities — where it can have the greatest impact. To read Pearson’s full 2016 Sustainability Report and learn about its 2020 Sustainability Plan, visit http://bit.ly/2sTcFra. About Pearson Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit www.pearson.com.


Under the strategic partnership - the first between Pearson and a Chinese online education platform - the two parties will begin comprehensive global cooperation in areas such as developing educational content, building an evaluation system for instructors and students, and certifying language proficiency levels. "The partnership marries Pearson's rich experience in providing high-quality content, with DaDaABC's mastery of online education technology and its insight in Chinese consumer needs," said Steven McGill, Pearson's managing director of Greater China Learning Services. The deal also marks the strengthening of ties between the two companies. In March, DaDaABC became not only the first but also the only authorized online testing center in China to offer the Pearson Test of English (PTE). The company also obtained Pearson's authorization for its Primary Longman Express (PLE) online course series. "We have always been dedicated to making first-class teaching materials, and offering them to first-rate education institutions. There is no doubt DaDaABC is one of those," said Roy Lee, Cengage Asia's managing director at a press conference where Cengage also issued DaDaABC the authorization letter for its "Reach" course. Lee went on to add that the deal carries "strategic" importance. "DaDaABC's alliance with two global education giants on the same day underscores its growing strength in the EdTech industry, as well as its edge in securing international education resources," said Mark Zhu, the TMT analyst from J&M Media. "The joint push will capitalize on Pearson's global resources and DaDaABC's local understanding, with a focus on expanding presence in China's second- and third-tier cities," said, Hui Zhi, the founder and CEO of DaDaABC. "In future cooperation, DaDaABC and Pearson will work together to build a closed loop of on-line education, not just a place to practice oral English, in a bid to prepare children in China for an even more globalized future." Other attendants at the conference included China executives from other global publishers such as the American TESOL Institute and Highlights, which also recently struck a strategic partnership deal with DaDaABC. Founded in 2013, DaDaABC is the most innovative English training institution in China, and was established to provide what has become one of China's most successful intelligent English learning platforms for children. Winner of over 15 awards and recognitions in 2016, DaDaABC developed a leading English training system focused on one-on-one online tutoring and encourage youngsters to learn and practice while having fun with instructors, and announced a total capital raising of 500 million RMB in Series B and Series B+, which will be used in market expansion, curriculum development and learning experience improvement. DaDaABC has been helping students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, and other non-English speaking countries. For more information, please visit: http://www.dadaabc.com/teacher/job Pearson is a leading global education group with over 170 years of history. The company is dedicated to providing education workers and students of all ages with quality education contents, technology, tests and evaluation, professional certification and other education-related services. National Geographic Learning, a Cengage company, is a leading provider of English language teaching materials globally. National Geographic Learning has partnered with TED in English Language Learning, further strengthening its mission to provide authentic, compelling materials which truly develop skills for the 21st century.


BEIJING, July 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DaDaABC, China's leading online English learning platform for children, today announced a strategic partnership with global education group and publisher Pearson as part of efforts to build "an international school without walls". DaDaABC has also obtained exclusive rights to teach the online course "Reach" in China, which is currently being used in over 1,000 schools in the U.S. The move sees DaDaABC become an expert-level partner of the authorizer National Geographic Learning, a unit of U.S. education and technology company Cengage. Under the strategic partnership - the first between Pearson and a Chinese online education platform - the two parties will begin comprehensive global cooperation in areas such as developing educational content, building an evaluation system for instructors and students, and certifying language proficiency levels. "The partnership marries Pearson's rich experience in providing high-quality content, with DaDaABC's mastery of online education technology and its insight in Chinese consumer needs," said Steven McGill, Pearson's managing director of Greater China Learning Services. The deal also marks the strengthening of ties between the two companies. In March, DaDaABC became not only the first but also the only authorized online testing center in China to offer the Pearson Test of English (PTE). The company also obtained Pearson's authorization for its Primary Longman Express (PLE) online course series. "We have always been dedicated to making first-class teaching materials, and offering them to first-rate education institutions. There is no doubt DaDaABC is one of those," said Roy Lee, Cengage Asia's managing director at a press conference where Cengage also issued DaDaABC the authorization letter for its "Reach" course. Lee went on to add that the deal carries "strategic" importance. "DaDaABC's alliance with two global education giants on the same day underscores its growing strength in the EdTech industry, as well as its edge in securing international education resources," said Mark Zhu, the TMT analyst from J&M Media. "The joint push will capitalize on Pearson's global resources and DaDaABC's local understanding, with a focus on expanding presence in China's second- and third-tier cities," said, Hui Zhi, the founder and CEO of DaDaABC. "In future cooperation, DaDaABC and Pearson will work together to build a closed loop of on-line education, not just a place to practice oral English, in a bid to prepare children in China for an even more globalized future." Other attendants at the conference included China executives from other global publishers such as the American TESOL Institute and Highlights, which also recently struck a strategic partnership deal with DaDaABC. Founded in 2013, DaDaABC is the most innovative English training institution in China, and was established to provide what has become one of China's most successful intelligent English learning platforms for children. Winner of over 15 awards and recognitions in 2016, DaDaABC developed a leading English training system focused on one-on-one online tutoring and encourage youngsters to learn and practice while having fun with instructors, and announced a total capital raising of 500 million RMB in Series B and Series B+, which will be used in market expansion, curriculum development and learning experience improvement. DaDaABC has been helping students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, and other non-English speaking countries. For more information, please visit: http://www.dadaabc.com/teacher/job Pearson is a leading global education group with over 170 years of history. The company is dedicated to providing education workers and students of all ages with quality education contents, technology, tests and evaluation, professional certification and other education-related services. National Geographic Learning, a Cengage company, is a leading provider of English language teaching materials globally. National Geographic Learning has partnered with TED in English Language Learning, further strengthening its mission to provide authentic, compelling materials which truly develop skills for the 21st century.


News Article | June 6, 2017
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Today, Pearson announced an expanded partnership with Chemeketa Community College, the second largest community college in Oregon, to provide students increased access to high-quality, digital course materials at significant cost savings. Chemeketa piloted its Course Materials Fee Program in Fall 2016. The pilot included more than 330 students enrolled in the Introduction to Business course, which leveraged Pearson’s MyBusinessLab™ digital learning technology. Based on positive feedback from students and educators, Chemeketa has extended and expanded the program to include more than 2,000 students across 33 courses, utilizing additional MyLab™ and Revel™ digital learning technologies focused on mathematics, political science, management, marketing, and finance, as well as content from other providers. Since 2016, more than 190 colleges and universities have partnered with Pearson to implement the Digital Direct Access model. Pearson’s DDA model enables institutions to deliver high-quality digital course materials, including eBooks, MyLab™ and Mastering™, and REVEL™, to students on or before the first day of class at a savings of up to 60 percent. Educators also gain valuable insights into students’ learning activity through data access, enabling them to continuously track and assess students’ progress. “Lack of access to affordable course materials often resulted in students dropping their courses. Partnering with Pearson helps us to address this challenge by providing our students with affordable access to essential course materials they need to successfully complete their higher education goals,” said Meredith Schreiber, director, Bookstore and Auxiliary Services. Join Schreiber as one of the discussion leaders in a panel presentation on education content strategy at the 2017 WCET Leadership Summit on June 15 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Marriott Salt Lake City Center. “Twenty-five percent of first year students and 33% of seniors report forgoing the purchase of required academic course materials,” Tom Malek, senior vice president of partnerships for Pearson. “Through our innovative Digital Direct Access model, we are empowering institutions and educators to improve access, affordability and achievement for more students in higher education.” The Digital Direct Access model is part of Pearson’s ongoing commitment to making college more accessible and more affordable for students, through the use of effective immersive digital learning content and technologies that are designed to help educators increase engagement and produce measurable outcomes for learners. In addition, Pearson recently announced a partnership with IBM Watson to create virtual college tutors, making digital learning easier and more engaging. About Pearson Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit http://www.pearson.com. About Chemeketa Community College For more than 40 years, Chemeketa Community College has committed itself to offering opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training. As the second largest multi-campus district in Oregon, Chemeketa serves nearly 30,000 students annually at its Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses, as well as community locations at Brooks, Eola, Winema, Polk County, Woodburn, and the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI). Chemeketa Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.


News Article | June 20, 2017
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Today, Pearson unveiled the latest version of its Realize™ learning management system (LMS), featuring an integration with the free education tool, Google Classroom. The Classroom integration can save teachers time and help them to improve instruction and learning, as they can easily access and choose premium digital content from the LMS, assign the materials, communicate, and collaborate with their students via Google Classroom. Pearson will demonstrate the latest version of Realize featuring the Classroom integration at the Google booth (#1718) at the ISTE 2017 Conference on June 27 from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The conference will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Realize is the online destination for standards-aligned content, flexible class management tools, and embedded assessments that deliver data to teachers instantly. The platform’s high-quality content helps teachers enhance their instructional materials. To access the materials, teachers can search by keyword, browse by a table of contents, or browse by state and Common Core standards. Using the LMS also encourages teachers to customize content reports and student usage data, giving them the ability to target their teaching to improve student outcomes. "By integrating Pearson Realize with Google Classroom, we’re empowering educators in districts across the country to harness the full potential of digital content and technology to improve the learning experience for their students, said Bethlam Forsa, managing director, Learning Services. The Classroom integration with Realize enables teachers to improve their communication with students. Teachers can: -Embed documents and files directly from Google Drive -Collaborate with students using Google docs, Sheets, and Slides -Easily add high-quality content as part of lesson materials students can access via Google Classroom About Pearson Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit http://www.pearson.com.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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Today, Pearson announced a partnership with the University of Hawaii (UH) System, to reduce the cost of course materials for students across the state. This is the 40th Direct Digital Access (DDA) partnership Pearson has signed in 2017. Through the UH System’s Interactive Digital Access Program (IDAP), faculty across 10 colleges and universities will have the option to provide students with streamlined access to Pearson’s digital learning materials from campus bookstores by the first day of class. The UH System piloted its IDAP initiative in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. The full launch with Pearson will begin in Summer 2017 and Fall 2017. Since 2016, 190 colleges and universities have partnered with Pearson to implement the Digital Direct Access model. Pearson’s DDA model enables institutions to deliver high-quality digital course materials, including eBooks, MyLab™ and Mastering™, and REVEL™, to students on or before the first day of class at a savings of up to 60 percent. Educators also gain valuable insights into students’ learning activity through data access, enabling them to continuously track and assess students’ progress. “We launched the IDAP initiative, based on several studies that indicate the lack of access to course materials negatively impacts student academic performance in the classroom. Our IDAP initiative, in partnership with Pearson and other leading educational content providers, is designed to improve outcomes for our students by providing them equitable, easy access to essential course materials they need to succeed,” said Tricia Ejima, director, University of Hawaii Bookstore System. “Our strategic partnership with the UH System leverages Pearson’s innovative DDA model to improve access, achievement and affordability in higher education, enabling many more learners to remain on track for completing their academic goals. In addition, DDA makes it easier for instructors to access and analyze data on students’ performance, and intervene when needed to ensure they are on the path to success,” said Tom Malek, senior vice president of partnerships at Pearson. The Digital Direct Access model is part of Pearson’s ongoing commitment to making college more accessible and more affordable for students, through the use of effective immersive digital learning content and technologies that are designed to help educators increase engagement and produce measurable outcomes for learners. In addition, Pearson recently announced a partnership with IBM Watson to create virtual college tutors, making digital learning easier and more engaging. Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit http://www.pearson.com. About the University of Hawaii System Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaii System includes 3 universities, 7 community colleges and community-based learning centers across Hawaiʻi. As the state’s public system of higher education, UH offers opportunities as unique and diverse as our island home. For more information, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/.


Patent
Moran, Pearson and Stack | Date: 2016-03-30

A sprayhead (10) for a pour over coffee brewing machine for delivering hot water to coffee grounds held in a brew basket therebelow, has a housing (11) with a water inlet (12) at one end thereof, which is connectable to an intermittent source of hot water. A plurality of spaced apart hot water outlets (14) are arranged at the other end (15) of the housing (11). A holding chamber (16) for accumulating a quantity of hot water therein is located within the housing (11) and is connected to the water inlet (12). A dispensing chamber (18) is located within the housing (11) and below the holding chamber (16), in use. A bell siphon (20) located in the holding chamber (16) delivers the accumulated quantity of water from the holding chamber (16) to the dispensing chamber (18), and thence to the coffee grounds, once the water level in the holding chamber (16) rises above an open end (24) of a siphon tube (21). The delivery of the accumulated water by means of the bell siphon 20 converts an intermittent supply of water into a smoother dispensing of hot water from the sprayhead (10).


Patent
Moran, Pearson and Stack | Date: 2014-08-20

A flash boiler (10) for a pour over water displacement drip coffee brewing machine, which flash boiler (10) is adapted to deliver hot water to a spray head of the brewing machine. The flash boiler (10) comprises a housing (11), a heating coil (not shown) within the housing (11), an upper cold water inlet (12) connectable to a water holding tank in the coffee brewing machine, and a hot water outlet (13), both the upper cold water inlet (12) and the hot water outlet (13) being located at the upper end (14) of the housing (11) as it is orientated, in use, such that a quantity of cold water entering the housing (11) through the upper cold water inlet (12) mixes with the hot water exiting the housing (11) through the hot water outlet (13), which quantity of water is sufficient to maintain the temperature of the water at the spray head at 96 C +/- 1.0 C. Water above 96 C is generally accepted in the coffee brewing industry as being detrimental to the quality of the coffee output so there is an advantage to maintaining the temperature of the water at the spray head to close to the industry desired temperature of 96 C.

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