Our responsibility as a company is to play our full part in informing, shaping and making learning effective for people of all ages, abilities and locations. This focus on learning outcomes is a critical part of our responsibility vision.
In the past, there were limitations on the extent to which a textbook publisher selling products to education institutions could measure their impact on learning outcomes.
Our strategy is to become an education technology and solutions provider with global reach. As the strategy gathers pace, so do the opportunities to help understand what works best to help students succeed. We recognise that as we become more directly involved in the process of learning, we are more accountable for outcomes.
- Conducted nearly 50 reviews in 2012 to assess and improve learning outcomes and trained over 100 people in the process.
- Run a series of events reaching over 1,200 people and presented on our approach at the company senior strategy conference and to the next generation of our leaders.
- Conduct at least 100 additional reviews to assess the learning outcomes from our programmes and services.
- Make it a precondition of any new investment of US$3m or more that it is assessed for its impact on learning.
- Make a series of commitments around how we will deepen and accelerate our approach to assessing learning outcomes.
- Share our efficacy review framework approach publicly.