Pearson has thrown open a coding contest for undergraduate students across the United States to help tranform education. The challenge invites students to utilize the Pearson LearningStudio Learning Management System (LMS) and/or utilize the LearningStudio APIs, in innovative ways to make education more fun, engaging and beyond its current reach.
The Pearson Studing Coding Contest is split up into a idea proposal stage and if the idea is accepted, you can go on to develop your application. You need to hurry up since the last date for submitting your proposal is September 30. If your idea is selected, you can develop your application with a final submission due by November 30. The winners will be announced by December 31.
The top 3 submissions will earn cash prizes of $10K, $5K and $1K respectively. In addition of that, 3 additional participants, irrespective of their final standings will will be offered Summer 2014 internships at the Pearson eCollege office in Denver, Colorado.
The contest page provides some ideas for inspiration ranging from mobile applications, learning and retention applications and an interesting use case of using your X-Box to submit your homework. It would also help to get yourself familiar with the Pearson Learning Studio platform. So get going with your ideas and help make learning effective.
For full contest rules, visit the official contest site.