Top Hat Monocle Announces Distribution Partnership With Pearson
Pearson to Offer Discounted Top Hat Monocle Subscriptions with Its Higher
Education Textbooks; Content-Sharing Initiatives Also Underway
TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2013
TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Top Hat Monocle, a provider of
technology-based classroom and homework innovations, today announced it has
signed a distribution agreement with Pearson, the world's leading learning
company. The two companies will work together on a number of initiatives
benefitting higher education, beginning with a discounted, packaged
subscription to Top Hat Monocle's classroom response system, offered as an
option with purchases of Pearson college textbooks and education products.
In addition to the packaged subscription, Top Hat Monocle has begun the
process of integrating Pearson content into the Top Hat Monocle platform;
specifically, the company will provide clicker questions, polling and other
textbook-specific content for individual Pearson titles, giving instructors
pre-built course materials ready for use in the classroom.
"Many college and university instructors have told us they want a closer
connection between Top Hat Monocle and the Pearson materials they work from,"
said Mike Silagadze, co-founder and chief executive officer of Top Hat
Monocle. "This partnership will allow our two companies to deepen that
connection. Soon, many more professors, academic departments, and entire
institutions will be able to take greater advantage of the combined teaching
capabilities of Pearson and Top Hat Monocle."
Top Hat Monocle is a leader in Web-based solutions that leverage students'
mobile devices to improve learning inside and outside the classroom.
Compatible with all mobile and Web-enabled devices, students can respond in
real time to questions and polls posed by instructors, run interactive
demonstrations, ask questions, download course notes and submit homework,
among other capabilities.
"Top Hat Monocle's technology platform is easy to use, easy to deploy and very
versatile. As a company that has always pushed the boundaries of teaching and
learning, we're excited to introduce this groundbreaking interactive
technology to all of Pearson's higher education customers," said Chris Shenk,
Senior Vice President of Pearson Learning Solutions.
Top Hat Monocle's discounted subscription will initially be available to North
American Pearson customers, effective immediately. Integration of Pearson
content in Top Hat Monocle's platform is expected to begin with the Fall 2013
school year, focusing on select high-demand titles.
For more details on how to qualify for the Top Hat Monocle/Pearson discount
program, contact your Pearson sales representative.
About Top Hat Monocle
Top Hat Monocle, headquartered in Toronto and with offices in San Francisco,
Chicago and Sydney, is the leading mobile classroom participation provider,
making the classroom experience more engaging, rewarding and effective for
instructors and students at over 250 universities worldwide.
Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has global reach and
market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer
publishing (NYSE: PSO). Pearson helps people and institutions break through to
improved outcomes by providing innovative print and digital education
materials, including personalized learning products such as MyLab and
Mastering, CourseConnect customizable online courseware, education services
including custom publishing, content-independent platforms including the
EQUELLA digital repository,and the Pearson LearningStudio online learning
platform and OpenClass online learning environment.
SOURCE Top Hat Monocle
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