Pearson Continues Free Availability of Virtual Nerd Math Tutorials
Access to High Quality Online Lessons Will Expand With Development of
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/13 -- Today Pearson (NYSE:
PSO) announced the continued, free availability of Virtual Nerd's
high quality math tutorials and the development of a new app that
will put a professional math tutor in the palm of students' hands.
The global education company acquired Virtual Nerd on July 1, 2013.
"Since Virtual Nerd's debut, Pearson supported the innovative
developer because we recognized the high quality of its instructional
content and the way that it perfectly complements our Common Core
math programs," said Jim Ferguson, Pearson's vice president for K-12
literacy and math, design and technology. "Through our new
partnership, we can now ensure that Virtual Nerd's technology tools
and expansive library of math resources will be available to millions
of teachers, students and families around the world anywhere they
are, on any device they choose."
The Virtual Nerd collection of free, online, video tutorials supports
21st Century learning by delivering personalized content to students.
The searchable library of tutorials correlates to academic courses of
study in Grades 6-8 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and
Geometry, and is aligned to the Common Core, SAT Math topics and ACT
Math topics. Each video is tagged with searchable keywords and
connects to background tutorials as well.
In addition, students learning with digits and Pearson's High School
Mathematics Common Core programs now have access to the benefits of
private tutoring through content-aligned tutorials presented on
Virtual Nerd's Dynamic Whiteboard(R) instructional platform, which
anticipates students' questions and allows them to drill down, with
ease, on specific areas where they are having difficulty.
Searchable and correlated to the Common Core State Standards and the
company's secondary math curricula, the Virtual Nerd app will be
available on the App Store in fall 2013. An Android app is also under
development. The Virtual Nerd website's responsive design supports
all major mobile platforms.
Pearson (NYSE: PSO) is the world's leading learning
company, providing educational materials and services and business
information through the Financial Times Group. Pearson serves
learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in
more than 70 countries. For more information about Pearson,
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