Pearson

Agency: MMT Digital

Pearson worked with MMT Digital to enhance the experience of their online learning tool. MMT Digital discuss the project

The brief…

Pearson is the world’s leading education company and technology underpins everything they do. Providing students and teachers with engaging educational experiences is a top priority.

They wanted to develop a tool that would provide a more interactive experience for their online learning tool, ActiveTeach. Utilising audio, video and interactive tests were just a few of their requirements.

It was also important for Pearson that the tool would be compatible for mobiles and tablets.

What we did…

We created a JavaScript app called ActiveText. It allows Pearson to have pixel-perfect representations of their printed books, with loads of interactive features to enhance a user’s experience.

ActiveText allows users to play audio so that they can hear text spoken, get definitions of words on the page, take part in online tests and play videos. These are just a few of the product’s features—there are far too many to list them all!

We also made the product accessible as it is marked up for screen-readers.

In terms of integration, ActiveText integrates with delivery platforms via API and SCORM interfaces.

We incorporated the Agile Manifesto for this project. The daily contact between both companies ensured complete transparency.

The results…

ActiveTeach has been used in 2407 schools.

ActiveText was initially built for the ActiveTeach product, which we also created, but due to its success it has subsequently been used for eight additional digital products within Pearson’s portfolio.

Topics

Mobile Apps UX