Online Learning Update

October 26, 2011

Let’s be Clear: Google Says Pearson’s New Online Learning System Is ‘Not a Shared Product’

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Philadelphia—When Pearson officials talk about their new learning-management system, OpenClass, they like to mention Google. They note that the software is distributed through Google’s App marketplace, and say that it was inspired by Google’s popular e-mail and Web services platform. Pearson drops the company’s name so much that many college officials assume that Google is jointly building the new system, something that officials have long speculated that the search company might one day do. But other than routine help it gives to any app in its marketplace, Google is not directly involved with the new learning-management system, and Google officials say they have no plan to jump into developing learning software.

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