Pearson and Flatiron School Partner to Provide “Coding BootCamp” Training Solution to Help Students Acquire Skills That Increase Their Employability
Partnership enables institutions to complement their existing offerings with effective bootcamp-style software engineering training program that leads to high-paying jobs
SAN DIEGO – April 20, 2016 – According to Glassdoor’s “25 Best Jobs in America 2016” survey, a software engineer career ranks among the top 10 in terms of average base salary, job openings and career opportunity. Now through a new partnership between Pearson and Flatiron School, college and university students can participate in an on-campus “Coding Bootcamp” to build the skills that lead to those high-paying jobs. Through the partnership, learners will have access to a full-time, 800-hour training program in high-demand software development skills that precisely simulate a professional coder’s environment.
“Through our collaboration with the Flatiron School, we are enabling institutions to provide their students with access to rigorous, career-ready higher education opportunities that will position them to meet their employment goals upon graduation,” said Leah Jewell, Managing Director, Career Development and Employability, Pearson. “This partnership is part of our comprehensive portfolio of professional development and training course offerings designed to provide high-impact credentialing and employability solutions that prepare learners for successful, accelerated entry into the workforce.”
To communicate their skills and content mastery to employers effectively, students complete the training program with a professional profile on Github, an industry-standard project-hosting tool for storing and collaborating on software code.
“Our goal at Flatiron School has always been to expand access to outcomes-oriented education. Bringing this training into traditional institutions of higher education through our partnership with Pearson is a great step towards bridging the gap between traditional education and modern skills,” said Adam Enbar,
Co-founder and CEO, Flatiron School. “In addition, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Delta, given their focus on providing industry-focused training through programs such as those at The Creative Circus in Atlanta.”
“Our collaboration with Pearson and Flatiron School supports our ongoing commitment to providing students with high-quality, hands-on, real-world learning experiences that will continue to help change futures and lives,” said Jason Pfaff, VP of Product Development, Delta Career Education Corporation.
The Flatiron “coding bootcamp in-a-box” includes:
-A dynamic, continuously updated curriculum,
-A virtual learning environment that uses the same real tools professionals use in industry,
-Resources for instructors to manage classes, including syllabi, course structure and grading tools, and
-Virtual-classroom features that allow students to interact and collaborate in real time.
Pearson’s partnership with Flatiron School is part of a broader initiative to increase access to high-quality courseware offerings focused on helping learners to develop the skills and competencies they need to succeed in high-demand career fields. Pearson’s comprehensive portfolio of alternative credentialing and employability solutions include partnering with higher education institutions to provide labor market analysis, courseware offerings, and digital badging.
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with 36,000 employees in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visithttp://www.pearsoned.com.
About Flatiron School
Flatiron School trains creative, passionate people in web and mobile development. Established in 2012 by founders Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum, 99% of Flatiron School’s adult graduates have launched careers at companies like Google, Intel, and Microsoft. All classes are facilitated by highly skilled instructors. Flatiron School is a recognized partner of NYC Department of Small Business Services, creating opportunities for all New Yorkers. For more information, visit http://flatironschool.com/.
Pearson Partners With Mathspace to Provide Real-time Support to Help College and University Students Improve Mathematical Reasoning Skills
Workspace Assignments integrated in MyMathLab® and MyStatLab™
provide automated feedback, guidance at every step, and valuable data on student progress
SAN DIEGO – April 20, 2016 – Pearson today announced an exclusive partnership with Mathspace to integrate new Workspace Assignments solution into MyMathLab and MyStatLab online homework, tutorial and assessment technologies. Mathspace’s technology collects data at multiple points within a math question, and uses this data to create a highly personalized and engaging learning experience for each student. Available for back-to-school 2016, the integration of Workspace exercises within the MyLab technologies will bring real-time support by allowing college and university students to work through an exercise step-by-step, adjusting to the solution path each learner takes, and allowing them to show their mathematical reasoning as they progress.
Each Workspace exercise is immediately assessed, and students receive feedback at every step of the problem—decreasing the guesswork and frustration they may encounter when solving a difficult problem on their own. Hints, videos, and next steps are available exactly when they need help to further walk them through the problem-solving process. All mathematical steps are captured by Mathspace and made available to instructors through their MyLab gradebook, allowing them to easily pinpoint where to focus individualized or classroom instruction. Students will also be able to use Mathspace’s handwriting recognition to do math on all mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones.
“At its heart, mathematics is a problem-solving discipline, but what we often see are assessments and technologies whose focus is often exclusively on arriving at answers. By providing feedback and reinforcement at each step along the path toward a solution, Mathspace helps students build both confidence and competence in their math skills while providing educators with valuable insights that can be used to tailor instruction around students’ problem areas,” said Paul Corey, managing director for higher education courseware, Pearson.
“We are excited about our partnership with Pearson and have been impressed by Pearson’s focus on efficacy. We’ve seen fantastic results from students utilizing Mathspace’s personalized approach and are thrilled that millions more will benefit with this partnership,” said Mohamad Jebara, CEO, Mathspace.
Mathspace is also available as a stand-alone learning solution. As a whole curriculum solution, Mathspace includes a digital textbook, more than 3,000 instructional videos, interactive widgets, and tools to help instructors create assignments, differentiate learning, and monitor their students’ progress in real time with intuitive dashboards.Mathspace is available through a browser, on tablets (iPads/Android/Windows) and iPhones/Android smartphones.
With input from more than 12 million student users annually, Pearson’s MyLab collection of online homework, tutorial, and assessment technologies create learning experiences that are truly personalized and continuously adaptive. To learn more about the Mathspace integration with MyMathLab and MyStatLab, visit this website.
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with 36,000 employees in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visithttp://www.pearsoned.com/.
Mathspace was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2010, and launched its ground-breaking online math program in July 2012. Mathspace’s technology allows students to receive automated feedback at every step of a math problem. Students not only show their math reasoning, but have access to feedback, hints and suggestions at each step to help guide them to the final answer. Mathspace is available through a browser, on tablets (iPads/Android/Windows) and iPhones/Android smartphones with handwriting recognition available on all mobile devices. Mathspace has won more than a dozen global education and industry awards for its innovative technology, including top awards from BETT UK, ISTE, the Education Technology Industry Network and the Association of American Publishers. Mathspace’s curriculum is designed for students in middle school, high school and higher education. For more information, visitwww.mathspace.co.
Pearson Partners With the University of Nevada Reno to Launch Online Master of Social Work Degree Program
Partnership provides access to high-quality online higher education opportunities that can increase employability, and demonstrates growing number of institutions partnering with Pearson
NEW YORK – April 13, 2016 – Pearson announced today a partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), Division of Health Sciences, School of Social Work. The partnership aims to expand access to the University’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program, which will launch with the Foundational track and Concentration track, beginning in the fall semester of 2016. Through the partnership, Pearson will provide comprehensive services, including marketing, recruitment, retention-focused student support, course development, and helpdesk services. The program is expected to serve more than 500 students.
“Educating those who help individuals and families overcome life’s challenges is some of the most noble work both here in the U.S. and around the world,” said Todd Hitchcock, senior vice president, online learning services, Pearson. “We are honored to partner with the University of Nevada Reno, as they work to provide the highest quality online learning experience for what is one of the fastest growing occupations nationwide. Through UNR’s flexible, student-centered online models, students will have access to high-quality educational opportunities that can increase their employability and position them for long-term career success.”
“The faculty and staff at the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno are excited at the agreement with Pearson to develop and deliver an online MSW program to the state of Nevada and beyond,” said Goutham Menon, director and professor in the School of Social Work. “There is a pressing need in the state of Nevada, especially in our rural communities and school districts, to recruit highly trained master’s-level social workers to meet myriad needs in the community.”
Professor Menon continued, “Nevada students now have access to one of the least expensive MSW online degree programs in the country and will have all of our full-time faculty expertise in their online classrooms. Our program will extend to other states, with a particular focus on rural and hard-to-reach areas to create opportunities of access for students to higher education. This is also a critical development for our University, in producing more graduate degrees in key areas of health care, which speaks to our University as a quality, high-impact research institution.”
With more than 20 years of experience, Pearson is the leading provider of comprehensive Online Program Management (OPM) services for fully online degree programs, including market research, recruitment, marketing, student support and retention services, course and curriculum design and development, and faculty support. Pearson partners with over 40 higher education institutions across the country to implement and sustain nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate programs, which have produced more than 30,000 graduates. Some of Pearson’s additionalOnline Program Management (OPM) partners include: Regis College, Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU), Arizona State University, Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, Abilene Christian University, Washington State University, Hofstra University School of Law, University of California at Riverside, Bradley University, and Villanova University. In 2015, a total of 6,672 students graduated from programs powered by Pearson’s student support and retention services, a component of many OPM partner solutions.
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with 36,000 employees in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visitwww.pearsoned.com.
About the University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno ranks in the top tier of best national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is steadily growing in enrollment, excellence and reputation. The University serves nearly 21,000 students. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University is home to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Wolf Pack Athletics. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. For more information, visitwww.unr.edu.