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Education Giant Pearson Adapts To Digital Learning
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4/26/2013 | 2:19:17 PM
re: Education Giant Pearson Adapts To Digital Learning
I have commented on
digital learning earlier this month, and feel it is the future of learning for
student globally. DonG«÷t let the article fool you and think the Pearson is
saving the student money by not purchasing the hard copy book, but instead
paying for a pretty steep price access code to participate in the class. I donG«÷t
know what Pearson claims to be affordable about $160 textbook and then an
additional $20-50 for the access code, but in any world that is not cheap for a
book and code that will last 16 weeks. It is no wonder half their revenue has
come form digital sales. Oh and lets not also forget that next semester it will
be new code with the same price, eliminating the saving to the students that
have to purchase used text books because the new price is unaffordable.

Paul Sprague

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4/23/2013 | 10:12:00 PM
re: Education Giant Pearson Adapts To Digital Learning
In our district Pearson is pushing hard for us to follow the same procurement process for digital as we do for our text books and other products. They know if they get these products into that process it wil stifle innovation and competition. A rep told me that "if they can drag it out long enough some of the start-up competition will no longer exist when the buying actually occurs." The traditional procurement process will only support the big vendors like Pearson and in the end is bad for innovation. Innovation in procurement has to occur or we'll be stuck with doing it the Pearson way forever.


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