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Pearson Education and Respondus Provide Educators With A Powerful Tool For Creating and Managing Online Assessments
REDMOND, WA - July 8, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Pearson Education (NYSE: PSO), the
global leader in educational publishing, is partnering with Respondus, a developer of
exam authoring tools, to help instructors develop online assessments from Pearson
Education test banks.
Respondus-formatted "test banks," or pools of questions from which exams are
constructed, will be available in fall 2004 for all Pearson Education Higher Education
imprints, including Prentice Hall, Addison-Wesley, Longman, Allyn & Bacon and Benjamin
Cummings. Adopters of select Pearson Education textbooks have access to Respondus-
formatted test banks from www.respondus.com.
Respondus 2.0 works to produce assessments that can be printed to paper or published
directly to Blackboard, eCollege, WebCT, and other course management systems. Exams are
created offline in a familiar Microsoft Windows(R) environment, and existing exams can
be converted from eight different formats including word processor files.
"Faculty at over 2,000 institutions will benefit from this partnership," said David
Smetters, president of Respondus. "We receive requests almost daily from instructors
who want Pearson Education test banks in Respondus format."
"Respondus 2.0 provides a real solution for instructors who want to author tests in a
more robust way and get the most out of their course management system," said Ray
Henderson, General Manager, Central Media Group, Pearson Education. "It helps simplify
a complicated process, and provides educators with greater flexibility and time
Respondus, Inc. develops assessment, survey, and game authoring tools for use with
Blackboard, eCollege, WebCT, and other e-learning systems. Instructors at over 2,000
colleges and universities in over 50 countries use Respondus software to enhance the
capabilities of their course management systems. Its features have made it popular at
higher education institutions, regardless of the course management platform being used.
More information: http://www.respondus.com.
About Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in
educational publishing. With such renowned brands as Pearson Prentice Hall, Pearson
Longman, Pearson Addison Wesley, Pearson Allyn & Bacon, Pearson Benjamin Cummings and
many others, Pearson Education provides quality content, assessment tools and
educational services in all available media, spanning the learning curve from birth
through college and beyond.
Pearson Education is part of Pearson, the international media company. Pearson's other
businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.
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