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July 31, 2012 > Cal State announces partnership with Pearson eCollege

Cal State announces partnership with Pearson eCollege

Submitted By Stephanie Thara

The California State University (CSU) has selected Pearson eCollege as the partner to provide online course and program delivery services for the Cal State Online initiative.

Cal State Online is the centralized, service, marketing and outreach support structure for all aspects of fully online program delivery for the CSU system. Cal State Online will provide a comprehensive and expansive set of CSU fully online program offerings developed by faculty from the 23 campuses combined with world class student support and a variety of innovative learning technologies.

Through its partnership with Pearson eCollege, Cal State Online will use online learning technology, services and support to keep students engaged from enrollment through graduation. These include a cloud-based learning management system and data analytics to monitor student performance and learning outcomes; course development and instructional design support services; and outreach, marketing and enrollment services.

"Pearson eCollege's expertise and demonstrated success in online education and experience with large state universities make them an excellent fit for Cal State Online," said John Welty, president of Fresno State and the chair of the Cal State Online Board. "Their compelling case studies highlight their ability to provide a robust learning experience and support for the students that will participate in Cal State Online."

"CSU is making tremendous efforts to increase access to learning opportunities for students in California and beyond. We are honored to partner with them to support the rapid growth of a world class online learning program that drives academic and career success," said Don Kilburn, Vice Chairman of Pearson Higher Education and CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions.

Cal State Online is currently working with campuses on pilot programs scheduled for launch in spring 2013.

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