GlobalLearningSystems and Pearson Education Announce New English Language Teaching Initiative

May 10, 2001

GlobalLearningSystems™ ( and Pearson Education today announced an agreement naming GlobalLearningSystems as the preferred technology and implementation partner to assist Pearson’s Longman English Language Teaching (ELT) Division in providing Internet learning solutions to millions of students worldwide.

GlobalLearningSystems’ LearningVista™ Enterprise Learning Center™ (ELC) was selected as the learning management system technology for the on-line delivery of Longman’s language-training curriculum. GlobalLearning-Systems’ LearningVista ELC is an open, extensible standards-based learning management solution used by schools, corporations, and other enterprises to deliver customized interactive educational programs.

According to Nick Schacht, executive vice president of GlobalLearningSystems, “GlobalLearningSystems is excited about this opportunity. The combination of superior educational content, evolutionary e-learning instructional design, and industry standard technology will provide Pearson Education’s customers with a high-quality learning experience.

GlobalLearningSystems’ LearningVista ELC will enable Pearson Education to deliver engaging, highly interactive content over the Internet and provide a solid foundation for additional new media delivery methods today and in the future.”

Jack Chorowsky, Vice President and General Manager of Longman English Success, the online course division of Pearson’s ELT group, added, “The LearningVista platform is a perfect complement to our online course instructional design needs. The flexibility of the authoring system, combined with the robust instructional tools and reporting systems, will provide schools and instructors with online courses that deliver a meaningful learning experience with measurable results.”

About GlobalLearningSystems™

GlobalLearningSystems is a total performance improvement solutions company, providing global corporate work life, Internet, and new media learning. The company develops, markets, and provides IT training, professional development and leadership content and support services in all new e-media and e-Learning formats.

GlobalLearningSystems is inventing the future of learning by helping corporations and organizations educate, re-educate and retain their employees while enhancing the productivity and learning curve of all students.

GlobalLearningSystems’ mission is to develop skilled employees and assist clients in sharpening their competitive edge and increase productivity by delivering the highest production values, interactivity and Web-based technologies.

GlobalLearningSystems’ vision is to leverage the exceptional skills and core competencies within the GlobalLearningSystems corporate family to help our clients reach their goals.

The corporate headquarters is located in McLean, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. Other U.S. offices are located in New York City; Basking Ridge, New Jersey; Provo, Utah; Pensacola, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; and Bethesda, Maryland.

European offices are located in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands, with company alliance affiliations throughout the world in association with the GlobalLearningAlliance™.

About Pearson Education

Pearson Education is the world’s leading integrated education business. More people learn English as a second language with Pearson’s Longman brand programs than those of any other publisher.

Pearson Education is also the global leader in online learning through Longman English Success (, NCS Learn, its 1600 textbook companion web sites, the InformIT portal, and Learning Network, the Web’s leading consumer education portal (; America Online Keyword: Learning Network).

Longman English Success ( is developing a full suite of online courses that allow adults to extend their language learning beyond the classroom–conveniently and effectively.

Designed for delivery as self-study, distance learning, or as a complement to classroom instruction, Longman English Success courses offer a complete curriculum for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students, including a multi-level general English program, Business English courses, and exam preparation programs for the TOEFL and TOEIC exams.

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