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TypeA Pearson Company
IndustryEducation and Technology
FoundedJuly 26, 1996; 24 years ago (1996-07-26) (as Real Education)[1]
April 12, 1999; 22 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[4]

Pearson eCollege was be retired on December 31, 2017.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "ECOLLEGE COM (Form: S-1/A, Received: 10/27/1999 07:59:48)". NASDAQ. 1999-10-26. Retrieved 2016-03-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-03-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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