Pearson has collaborated with IBM as its strategic technology partner to deliver customised e-learning solutions to more than 22,000 classrooms across India. Lauded as the first of its kind partnership involving the world’s leading learning company, Pearson and innovation leader like IBM, it is slated to trigger an iconic shift in the ICT industry.
The five-year strategic partnership with IBM will help advance Pearson’s strategy to become the leading provider of innovative e-learning solutions of India’s educational system. In the coming years, Pearson India plans to exponentially grow its footprint in the K-12 segment by enhancing and creating new digital classroom offerings for Indian schools. As part of the engagement, IBM will implement Life Cycle Maintenance solution that will enable Pearson to rapidly expand their reach and ensure their IT operations are well maintained and function without any disruption. This includes supply, installation and maintenance of the IT infrastructure in these classrooms.
Announcing the partnership, Srikanth Iyer, Business Head and Senior Vice President, Schools business, Pearson India said, “Our aim is to create new models that leverage the latest technologies and expand access to educational resources and increase student engagement with digital content; ultimately improving learning outcomes in schools countrywide.”
Schools division of Pearson India offers leading e-learning solutions and services for the K-12 education segment. Pearson India school business combines content and technology in customised digital classroom solutions for educational institutions across India. To expand its reach and introduce new functionalities into its solutions, Pearson India has teamed up with IBM India to collaborate, build, install and manage a scalable, flexible and more responsive IT infrastructure that will support its growing network of 22,000 classrooms impacting nearly 3 million students across the country.