Pearson Education

Pearson Education
Pearson Education
Pearson Education logo.jpg
Parent company Pearson
Founded 1998
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Publication types Books
Number of employees 40,000 (2009)
Official website

Pearson Education is an international educational publishing and technology company providing textbooks and other educational material, such as multimedia learning tools. It was created in 1998 when Pearson purchased the education division of Simon & Schuster from Viacom and merged it with its own education division, Addison–Wesley Longman.

Pearson Education is headquartered in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey with major divisions headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, Columbus, Ohio, Glenview, IL, and Chandler, AZ.[1] It is part of Pearson PLC, which is headquartered in London, England, with offices in Harlow and Oxford.



Pearson Education has a number of publishing imprints:


Pearson Education has partnered with five other higher-education publishers to create CourseSmart, a company developed to sell college textbooks in eTextbook format on a common platform.[2]

Technology products

  • Course Compass extensions to Blackboard Inc.'s
  • CourseConnect, a library of customisable online courses
  • Livelessons, video training from technology experts
  • ''MyMathLab'' and MyStatsLab, comprehensive online, interactive teaching/learning systems[3]
  • Pearson LearningStudio, SaaS-based Learning Management System
  • Market Leader Live, Online Business English training


Pearson Education operates globally and has a range of competitors, both worldwide and in each country in which it operates. In the United States, its main K-12 competitors include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a subsidiary of EMPG; and McGraw Hill Education, a division of the McGraw Hill Companies, Inc. International competitors include Macmillan Education, a division of Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH; and the Houghton affiliate EMPGI.

See also

  • List of largest UK book publishers


External links

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