Pearson and Panopto Partner to Deliver Knowledge Capture Technology for the Professional Market

Panopto an Easy-to-Use, Cost-Effective Addition to Pearson’s Professional Training Offerings

Denver, CO May 08, 2012 –  Plummeting data storage costs and the increasing use of video in the workplace have made easy-to-use video capture and management tools an essential capability at leading companies around the world. To meet this growing demand, Pearson and Panopto today announced plans to integrate Panopto’s video capture and management software platform into Pearson’s custom learning solutions for the professional market. The announcement was made at the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) annual conference in Denver.

Pearson’s professional training business offers technology, content and services in the areas of digital content management, knowledge capture, customizable online training materials and online tutoring to improve writing and IT skills.

Panopto offers corporations, associations and government agencies an easy, cost-effective way to create, distribute and manage high quality training content in-house, without the need for editing software or prior expertise. The platform can be used to create formal training courses; webcast live events; capture training workshops; record and share knowledge among teams; and manage an online library of training and development videos.

“Video is now as easy to search and navigate as text is to read. In some ways, it’s even easier,” said Eric Burns, Chief Product Officer of Panopto. “We see searchable video changing the way our customers train, share and manage knowledge every day. And now, thanks to our partnership with Pearson, video capture and management technology is part of a comprehensive approach to professional learning.”

“Pearson’s expanded professional business will create more opportunities for government and corporate entities to increase their employees’ potential and improve productivity. Panopto’s video platform is a key part of our efforts to help organizations improve their internal communications and build a better workforce,” said Christopher Shenk, Senior Vice President at Pearson Learning Solutions.

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Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO). The company provides innovative print and digital education materials, including personalized learning programs such as MyLab/Mastering, education services including custom publishing, and content-independent platforms including the EQUELLA digital repository and Pearson LearningStudio online learning platform.

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