Pearson India collaborates with IBM to expand its Digital Classroom business

March 14, 2014

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has selected IBM as its strategic technology partner to deliver customized e-learning solutions to more than 22,000 classrooms across India.  The five-year agreement was signed in Bangalore today by Srikanth Iyer, business head & senior vice president, schools business, Pearson India and Sanjay Khare, executive – technical support services, global technology services, IBM India South Asia.
Lauded as the first of its kind partnership involving the world’s leading learning company, Pearson and innovation leader such as IBM, it is slated to trigger an iconic shift in the ICT industry. The strategic partnership with IBM will help advance Pearson’s strategy to become the leading provider of innovative e-learning solutions of India’s educational system. In the coming years, Pearson India plans to exponentially grow its footprint in the K-12 segment by enhancing and creating new digital classroom offerings for Indian schools. As part of the engagement, IBM will implement Life Cycle Maintenance solution that will enable Pearson to rapidly expand their reach and ensure their IT operations are well maintained and function without any disruption. This includes supply, installation and maintenance of the IT infrastructure in these classrooms.

Comments Iyer, “The powerful combination of Pearson’s innovative educational solutions and IBM’s deep technology expertise and service capabilities will help contribute to the development of learning across Indian schools. Our aim is to create new models that leverage the latest technologies and expand access to educational resources and increase student engagement with digital content; ultimately improving learning outcomes in schools countrywide.” 

Schools division of Pearson India offers leading e-learning solutions and services for the K-12 education segment. Pearson India school business combines content and technology in customized digital classroom solutions for educational institutions across India. To expand its reach and introduce new functionalities into its solutions, Pearson India has teamed up with IBM India to collaborate, build, install and manage a scalable, flexible and more responsive IT infrastructure that will support its growing network of 22,000 classrooms impacting nearly 3 million students across the country.

“IBM’s deep domain expertise in the education industry through our Smarter Education offerings and our uniquely global point of view on the role that education can play in economic development will help Pearson accelerate its expansion efforts and offer insight into the launch and creation of improved products and services that will benefit thousands of students in India,” said Khare. Pearson is the world’s leading education company, with presence in over 70 countries and educating more than 150 million people worldwide. Pearson in India has diverse offerings across school, higher and professional education. To know more visit www.pearson.co.in

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