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A Pearson Company
IndustryEducation and Technology
FoundedJuly 26, 1996; 23 years ago (1996-07-26) (as Real Education)[1]
April 12, 1999; 20 years ago (1999-04-12) (as eCollege)[2]
HeadquartersDenver, Colorado, United States
Key people
Matt Leavy CEO
Products(see below)
Number of employees
500+ (2010)

Pearson eCollege is an on-demand, or software as a service (SaaS), provider of eLearning software and services to secondary and post-secondary learning institutions and is owned by Pearson PLC. eCollege was founded in 1996 as Real Education, the company went public in 1999[3] as (NASDAQ: ECLG) and acquired by Pearson in 2007.

Products and services[edit]

eCollege develops and hosts e-Learning software applications and support services for colleges, universities and virtual schools. These institutions use eCollege’s learning management system to deliver and manage online courses for students. Client schools include the University of Colorado Denver, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Park University, The Art Institutes, Village Academy, Ashford University and Kaplan University.

eCollege provides the following products.


Pearson eCollege will be officially retired on/before December 31, 2017.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ECOLLEGE COM (Form: S-1/A, Received: 10/27/1999 07:59:48)". NASDAQ. 1999-10-26. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  2. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
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