Cal State selects Pearson to launch Cal State Online
The California State University, the nation’s largest four-year university system, has selected Pearson to launch Cal State Online, a fully online program designed to increase access to higher education. Cal State Online will launch in January 2013 with a selection of undergraduate degree completion and professional master’s programs, leveraging the multitude of programs currently available across the CSU.
“As a university system that is devoted to access, affordability and quality, the CSU needed an educational partner with the highest levels of expertise, experience and demonstrated success launching high-growth online learning programs,” said John Welty, President of Fresno State and Chair of the Cal State Online Board. “We partnered with Pearson because they offer a robust suite of services, support and a collection of success stories through their work with other universities, making them a perfect fit for Cal State Online.”
“The CSU is making tremendous efforts to increase access to learning opportunities for students,” said Don Kilburn, Vice Chairman of Pearson Higher Education. “We are honored to partner with them to support rapid growth of a world class online learning program that drives academic and career success.”
Cal State Online will use Pearson’s online learning technology, services and support to keep students engaged from enrollment through graduation. These include Pearson LearningStudio, a cloud-based learning management system with advanced data analytics to monitor student performance and learning outcomes; the EQUELLA digital content repository; course development and instructional design services; and lead generation, marketing and enrollment services. In addition, Cal State Online will use Pearson’s academic training and consulting services to provide additional support to instructors.
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