Pearson Wins Three 2013 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Top Honors in Prestigious Competition Go to GlobalEnglish Suite, OpenClass and Pearson Teacher Compass Suite

New York - May 10, 2013 — Three of Pearson's digital learning solutions are winners in the 2013 CODiE Awards from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Awards, recognizing the power of technology to transform teaching and learning. The programs honored in the prestigious technology awards competition are GlobalEnglish Suite™, a cloud-based Business English development and support solution for global companies; OpenClass, a dynamic open learning environment; and Pearson Teacher Compass Suite, a customizable suite of professional development resources and observation tools for educators.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards honor outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. This year, nominated ed-tech products underwent an intensive review by educator judges from around the nation, and the finalists were selected by SIIA members.

Earning the CODiE Award for Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution, the GlobalEnglish Suite helps businesses stay competitive in today’s global business environment by empowering employees with the Business English proficiency they need to do their jobs successfully. The comprehensive suite of applications includes solutions for mobile productivity, on-the-job support, expert guidance, formal and informal learning and the ability to evaluate and measure usage and proficiency improvements in real-time across the enterprise.

Winner in the Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management Solution Category, OpenClass is a new kind of Learning Environment that goes beyond the Learning Management System (LMS). It is open, easy-to-use and completely free. OpenClass is a fully cloud-based solution that stimulates social learning and the exchange of content, coursework, and ideas — all from one integrated platform. It has all the LMS functionality needed to manage courses, and it supports the free flow of communication and collaboration, not just in classrooms and across campuses, but around the world. OpenClass is easy to set up and begin using immediately, and its features integrate seamlessly with Google Apps for Education.

Winner of Best Professional Learning Solution for Education, Pearson Teacher Compass Suite, comprised of Teacher Compass PD, Teacher Compass Observe and Principal Compass, helps school leaders and teachers work together to implement an equitable educator evaluation and improvement system. Teacher Compass PD is a web-based, on-demand professional development platform that engages teachers in ongoing training, reflection, and collaboration. Combined with Teacher Compass Observe — Pearson’s teacher observation and evaluation platform —Teacher Compass PD creates individualized professional development plans for every teacher based on observation data. Principal Compass, developed in collaboration with ASCD and the Marzano Research Laboratory, is an online, comprehensive leadership program.

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, providing educational materials and services, business information through the Financial Times Group, and consumer publishing through the Penguin brand. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.pearson.com.

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