Monthly Archives: November 2012

Pearson becomes a Learning Company

Source: MIT Technology Review, Nov 2012 Pearson pulled this off with a decade-long string of acquisitions that helped it shift its emphasis from selling books to selling education services. The London-based company styles itself as the “world’s leading learning company,” … Continue reading

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Discovery Education’s 200 employees Generates $23M operating profit

Source: NYTimes, Aug 2012 Movies, television, newspapers and magazines are in decline or facing headwinds, putting pressure on media companies to find new areas of expansion. Education is emerging as an answer, largely because executives see a way to capitalize … Continue reading

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Celebrities who Associate With Brands and Products

Source: NYTimes, Nov 2012 Hiring a famous face to represent your brand is the oldest marketing trick in the book. But Mr. Lee is doing it with an Internet twist. He uses celebrities’ social media connections with fans, coupled with … Continue reading

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Mismatch of Allocation and Value-added: Informal vs. Formal Learning

Source: Don Clark blog, Nov 2012

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Formal Training Accounts for a Minimal Amount of Learning

Source: Informal Learning Blog, Feb 2010

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Pearson has US$1.6 billion available for Acquisitions

Source: WSJ, Oct 2012 Mr. Fallon, who joined Pearson in 1997 as director of communications, said the company already has access to as much as £1 billion ($1.61 billion) for acquisitions at the moment, so his first priority portfolio-wise is … Continue reading

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Juniper Research on Wearable Computing

Source: Juniper Research, Nov 2012 Classified as a ‘future form factor’ for computing devices, next generation wearables, including smart glasses and other head-mounted displays, will provide a multitude of functions either independently or in conjunction with a third party platform. … Continue reading

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