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Pearson, Missouri’s Moberly Area Community College Partner to Increase Access to Affordable Course Materials

Moberly, MO and Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2011

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced a partnership with Moberly Area Community College to increase students’ access to affordable course materials through a variety of print and digital package options. The college currently uses the Pearson LearningStudio platform to power its online learning programs.

Under the agreement, Moberly’s students will be able to choose from an extensive range of Pearson content, including lower-cost eBooks and a la carte customized print books. Students will have access to Pearson’s award-winning MyLabsPlus online homework and tutorial programs, which have proven effective at improving student performance and retention, while helping institutions to control costs.

“Community colleges like Moberly Area are the pillars of local communities across the US, as record numbers of students seek to increase their skill sets in a challenging economy. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Moberly to provide their students with technology and course materials that will support their success in the classroom and beyond,” said Don Kilburn, CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions.

“Our partnership with Pearson provides us with a pathway to widespread eBook usage on our campuses while providing our students with a variety of options for how they want to interact with course content,” said Michele McCall, Dean of Off-Campus Programs and Instructional Technology at Moberly Area Community College. “This ensures our students will have access to the type of content that best aligns with their unique learning styles now and well into the future.”

Moberly Area Community College is a two-year college serving more than 4,000 students at campuses in Moberly, Hannibal, Columbia, Kirksville, Edina, Macon and Mexico, Missouri. The college offers courses in a variety of settings, including day and evening classes, on-campus, off-campus, online and dual credit high school programs.

About Pearson
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Media Contact: Susan Aspey, (800) 745-8489

About Pearson Learning Solutions
Pearson Learning Solutions is a business unit within Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. As an education partner and consultant to higher education institutions, Pearson Learning Solutions is committed to designing total, client-driven education solutions. We are a team of world-class education experts, instructional designers, curriculum development experts, education course writers, development editors and experienced textbook publishers. We tailor solutions to each institution’s individual needs, including off-the-shelf online, in-classroom or blended courses, or fully customized curriculum development. We also provide a range of technology tools and learning platforms to help students faculty and institutions succeed.


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