Innovating education through partnerships
We recognise that the only way to keep pace with all the exciting opportunities in education is to challenge the traditional model of developing new ideas. In fact, at its core, it’s common sense. It’s about finding smart people - partners and customers inside and outside the company who can positively impact our business and learning outcomes.
Often that's about working with technology partners who can help us put education in the hands of more people around the world, in more inspiring ways. And it's about working with local experts, who know better than anyone what's needed to solve the challenges where they are.
Here are some examples of how we are doing just that.
Pearson Catalyst for Education is our education technology accelerator for startups. We work side-by-side with the very best to help them to develop their learning products.
We've contributed to a new toolkit to help parents understand their child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school.
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Pearson Developer gives developers access to our content and APIs so they can find innovative new ways to help people learn.
Through our Edupreneurs programme we’re supporting the pipeline of promising companies in emerging countries that can help improve access to education. India was our first port of call, and now we've headed to South Africa.
The Future Technologies team is our in-house R&D group. They look ahead, to identify emerging trends and technologies with the potential to impact learning; and then rapidly develop prototypes that make the most of what the future holds.
We work with a number of exciting partners, accelerators and incubators who share our passion for helping people make progress in their lives through great learning technology.
Creating low-cost private schools will be key to ensuring every child in the world receives a formal education. That was a guiding principle behind our Affordable Learning Fund, which we launched in May 2012 with a mandate to invest in the creation and servicing of low-cost private schools and education solutions around the globe.