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Purdue To Provide Access to Online Writing Lab Through New Pearson Mobile App

Purdue University has partnered with Pearson to make the school’s popular Online Writing Lab (OWL) available in one of the company’s mobile-based writing resources.

According to a recent announcement, Pearson Writer will include the Purdue OWL as part of a suite of curated writing resources, research information, and content and project management tools.  To meet the increased technology demands of this agreement, the university’s information technology organization (ITaP) will implement a virtual server infrastructure to accommodate increased national and international access to the OWL content.

"The Purdue OWL had more than 230 million online hits last year and may be the single most referenced Web site for writing instruction and information in the world," said Linda Bergmann, director of the Purdue Online Writing Lab and a professor of English, in a prepared statement. "The service assists anyone, anywhere, with instructional writing resources for writing projects such as résumés, research papers, and essays, and it offers help with significant writing challenges like learning English as a second language program and using correct English grammar."

The university will continue to make the OWL available for free to the public for non-commercial, training, and educational uses through their Web site.

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