Cal State Online Picks Pearson: a Q&A With Matthew Leavy

Tim Vander Ark, Education Week, Sept 05, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interview with Matt Leavy, President of eCollege, a Pearson subsidiary serving higher education, on the California State University's recent announcement of a partnership with Pearson. It's a wide-ranging agreement, covering "a learning management system, and in some cases includes marketing, enrollment management, retention services, and tech support." Leavy doesn't consider this to be case of outsourcing core competencies; "CSU retains all academic decision making and has a great deal of flexibility in which of our services they take on and how much they pay us on a program by program basis. CSU also decides which programs to put on line and faculty will decide what goes into the individual courses." Via Phil Hill.

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