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Pearson Produces iPad Versions of CourseConnect Courses
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Pearson has released versions of its digital library of online courses for use on the Apple iPad. The new releases are developed in HTML5 and integrate iPad features such as touch-screen navigation. As with the company's standard browser-based version of CourseConnect, the lessons in the material include practice activities for students to gauge their understanding of the content, and highlighted terms link to a built-in glossary.
The classes within CourseConnect for higher education can be stand-alone courses or part of a blended course. The content can be used alongside traditional textbooks and accessed through a learning management system.
"Learning is happening anywhere, anytime on any device," said Don Kilburn, CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions. "Today's students want their educational content to be interactive and personal to their learning style, whether they learn best through audio, visual, or both. That's why we've optimized CourseConnect courses for the iPad. It's another example of how we're leveraging the best of technology and content to improve access and achievement for our students."
Additional details about CourseConnect can be found on Pearson's site.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.