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CSU Announces Partnership with Pearson eCollege on
Cal State Online Initiative

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(July 23, 2012) – The California State University has selected Pearson eCollege as the partner to provide online course and program delivery services for the Cal State Online initiative.  The announcement was made by the Cal State Online Board.

"Pearson eCollege's expertise and demonstrated success in online education and experience with large state universities make them an excellent fit for Cal State Online," said John Welty, president of Fresno State and the chair of the Cal State Online Board.  "Their compelling case studies highlight their ability to provide a robust learning experience and support for the students that will participate in Cal State Online."

Cal State Online is the centralized, service, marketing and outreach support structure for all aspects of fully online program delivery for the CSU system.  Cal State Online will provide a comprehensive and expansive set of CSU fully online program offerings developed by faculty from the 23 campuses combined with world class student support and a variety of innovative learning technologies. 

Through its partnership with Pearson eCollege, Cal State Online will use online learning technology, services and support to keep students engaged from enrollment through graduation.  These include a cloud-based learning management system and data analytics to monitor student performance and learning outcomes; course development and instructional design support services; and outreach, marketing and enrollment services.

“CSU is making tremendous efforts to increase access to learning opportunities for students in California and beyond. We are honored to partner with them to support the rapid growth of a world class online learning program that drives academic and career success,” said Don Kilburn, Vice Chairman of Pearson Higher Education and CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions.

Cal State Online is currently working with campuses on pilot programs scheduled for launch in spring 2013.


About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 427,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. The CSU awards about 99,000 degrees annually and since its creation in 1961 has conferred nearly 2.6 million. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. The mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. Connect with and learn more about the CSU at CSU Social Media. Show how the CSU matters to you and take action.

About Pearson eCollege
Pearson eCollege is a trusted and innovative leader in powering personalized online learning programs and a part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. Pearson eCollege’s flagship product—Pearson LearningStudio—represents the next generation in learning management systems and provides a comprehensive, flexible and fully supported cloud computing environment. Pearson eCollege’s SaaS-based education solutions advance, improve and measure the teaching and learning experience in a vast range of educational institutions and programs. For more information, visit