OpenClass Honored With 2013 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Award

Pearson’s Open Learning Environment Named Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management Solution

NEW YORK – May 20, 2013 — OpenClass is the winner of the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) CODiE Award for Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management System. 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.

“This year’s finalists in the Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management Solution Category were exceptional – we couldn’t be more pleased to receive this prestigious award,” said Matthew Leavy, President of Pearson eCollege and Pearson Higher Education Technologies. “This recognition reaffirms the role OpenClass plays in social learning and the exchange of 21st century content, coursework and ideas.”

OpenClass is a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the Learning Management System (LMS), helping educators and institutions deliver effective, interactive learning experiences to students everywhere. It is a fully cloud-based and open solution that is easy-to-use and completely free. Further, it has all the LMS functionality needed to manage courses –and 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.

OpenClass is one of three Pearson products honored with prestigious 2013 CODiE Awards. GlobalEnglish Suite™, a cloud-based Business English development and support solution for global companies earned the CODiE for Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution. Additionally, Pearson Teacher Compass Suite, a customizable suite of professional development resources and observation tools for educators, was named the Best Professional Learning Solution for Education.

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