Victoria EdTech Startup MediaCore Partners with Pearson

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A Victoria-based edtech startup that helps schools and universities build libraries of educational media with the ability share it with students across all platforms, has partnered with Pearson.

MediaCore specializes in cloud-based video learning services, and it announced that has joined forces with Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, to simplify and expand the use of video within online courses.

MediaCore gives institutions their own private and secure media platform in the cloud, allowing professors to upload video in any format that will automatically be converted to work on any device. Students can securely browse, playback and interact with the video, giving students an exceptional and engaging experience – all from within Pearson LearningStudio.

“Video is becoming an increasingly important part of the online learning landscape – and many institutions are now looking to use online video as part of flipped and blended approaches to learning”, said MediaCore’s James Cross. “Through this partnership, Pearson’s customers will be able to provide a world-class video experience for their students, across any device”.

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Pearson’s director of technology partners added that MediaCore’s platform makes the use of video easier for both instructors and students. It will “only help make the student learning experiences more engaging and accessible,” said Erica Tuohy. “MediaCore’s ability to automatically convert videos so they can be viewed on any device will help empower teaching staff to use video to enrich the online course experience”.

MediaCore is already being used by some high-profile universities. Lehman College, Indiana University and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in the UK all use the company’s technology to centralize and manage learning content in one place.

“As the world’s leading education company, Pearson is reaching and meeting the needs of hundreds of institutions – and we’re thrilled to be working with them to help bring MediaCore to their customers,” said MediaCore’s CEO, Stuart Bowness. “MediaCore is seeing rapid growth, with institutions such as Yale School of Management and Penn State University recently selecting the platform. This partnership is a real vote of confidence in MediaCore’s platform and team, and we are excited to be supporting Pearson’s commitment to improving learner outcomes.”

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk

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