Gutenberg Technology and Pearson UK Launch Digital Textbooks for Windows 8

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31/01/2013

Digital textbooks now available on Windows 8

Gutenberg Technology and Pearson UK launch a vocational learning app for the WindowsÆ 8 operating system.

Gutenberg Technology is working closely with Pearson UK to create rich digital textbooks to support learners looking for vocational course content, reinventing publishing in the era of tablets and smartphones running on iOS, Android or Windows 8.
Over the last two years, Gutenberg Technology has worked with experienced partners to build an automated and scalable process to produce interactive textbook apps, drastically reducing the technical development cost per app. Today, Gutenberg Technology paves the way to an enhanced, more engaging, and more interactive learning experience on Windows 8.

ìThe flexibility of our platform, which was engineered for industrial use, allowed us to add Windows 8 to our output list in less than three months,î said FranÁois-Xavier Hussherr, CEO of Gutenberg Technology. With such an innovative technology that masters the industrial creation of interactive multi-platform textbooks, Gutenberg Technology is now ready to offer Pearson mobile learning content on any device (Apple, Android, and the brand new Windows 8).

This premier digital textbook app by Pearson, developed for Windows 8, can be downloaded immediately at http://bit.ly/11OJDZs.

About Gutenberg Technology
Gutenberg Technology is a publishing technology company based in New York and Paris. It allows publishers to create, edit, and store their content online, and with just one click, to publish this content on any device: Apple, Android, and now Windows 8. Your books become full interactive apps designed with the mobile device in mind, and are equipped with built-in device specific features that complement and enhance the learning experience. You design once, and then publish hundreds of textbook, on every device you like, with your own brand, and only your brand. You handle the whole digital publishing process from production to distribution. Since there is only one unique workflow, bringing your book to one device costs you the same as bringing it to ten devices. The technology allows interactive textbook industrialization, saving time and money.

About Pearson UK
Pearson UK is the world’s leading education company. From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, Pearson curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programs help to educate millions of people worldwide.
Pearson UK has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. Pearson UK champions innovation and invests in models for education that deliver on their promise for effective, accessible, and personal learning for all ages and in all environments.
At BETT 2013, Pearson UK is launching ActiveLearn Go, digital textbook apps that bring core learning content straight to students’ own personal devices so they can access their learning content anytime, anywhere. Some early centres are now starting to use ActiveLearn Go as a core learning tool for their vocational students in Further Education colleges. ActiveLearn Go is currently available to support vocational courses in Plumbing, Hairdressing and Childcare. Throughout the spring and summer of 2013, ActiveLearn Go will be available to support learners across a range of Pearson’s next generation BTEC qualifications in schools and colleges. As part of this release, Pearson UK is pleased to produce a Windows 8 version of Level 2 Plumbing ActiveLearn Go.
Learn more at www.pearson.com./activelearngo or visit us at BETT, at stands C190 and C200.
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