Pearson Releases EQUELLA 5.1 Digital Repository

Latest Version Makes it Easier to Manage Digital Learning Assets

Oct 18, 2011, 12:41 ET from Pearson



PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, the world's leading learning company, today released EQUELLA 5.1, the latest version of the award-winning digital repository that enables users to search, create and manage content online.  The announcement was made at EDUCAUSE 2011, the annual conference of the world's leaders in education technology.

EQUELLA provides a central solution to meet an institution's learning, research, media and library needs.  Faculty, instructional designers and academic technologists can easily search in one location for all of their learning content—video, custom eBooks, presentations, lecture captures and more—all tagged by metadata such as learning outcomes, grade level and relevant keywords.  EQUELLA places no restriction on the content type or file size, and all content is protected using the repository's permissions, digital rights management and copyright functionality.

"EQUELLA's strength continues to be the core functionality that is laser focused on the effective management of digital content," said Matt Leavy, CEO of Pearson eCollege.  "EQUELLA 5.1 extends the reach of the platform and now includes the ability to manage assessment objects – an incredibly important resource for institutions that want to share and reuse assessments created by instructional designers."

Features of EQUELLA 5.1 are below.  Pearson representatives are highlighting EQUELLA 5.1 at EDUCAUSE 2011 in Booth #1210.

EQUELLA 5.1 Enhancements

  • Ability to edit and update Microsoft Office-formatted content within the repository
  • Support for storage and searching of QTI 1.2+ assessment objects
  • Enriched notification and configuration options to create and manage workflows
  • Seamless content integration through Flickr and YouTube
  • Enhanced integrations with Pearson LearningStudio and Fronter
  • Ability to publish content from within EQUELLA directly to LMS platforms (currently Pearson LearningStudio, Moodle and Blackboard)

About Pearson

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 and Mastering; educational services including custom publishing; and content-independent platforms including the EQUELLA digital repository and Pearson LearningStudio for online learning programs.

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