Thursday, June 01, 2006

Pearson's Technology Binge

One week after it acquired PowerSchool from Apple, Pearson has picked up Chancery Software. Clearly, they are making some strong investments in educational software. Interestingly, the latest two pickups are focused on back-end, administrative support. Could it be that Pearson is positioning itself to become the favored application set of administrators, in hopes that one day, when the textbook dollars shift to curricular software, they will be foremost in mind among those who write checks?

Of course, they could be spending that money figuring out what works with students...

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