Tune into Pearson audiobooks
For many people, Pearson Education is practically a synonym for textbooks. Since education as a discipline progressed throughout the centuries, as did its mechanisms and study tools.
Today, we are happy to see increasing accessibility in terms of a variety of audiobooks and interactive digital study materials. Children should have a choice when it comes to learning methods, and audiobooks can help a great deal in balancing the scales.
Pearson’s platform offers over 1,500 eTextbooks and useful study tools for students from all over the world.
What is Pearson Education
Founded in 1844, Pearson Education, Inc. has been a bastion of schooling in the UK, and later the entire world. Pearson holds the rights to many educational media brands, including Addison–Wesley, Peachpit, eCollege, Longman, Scott Foresman, and others.
Answering modern education necessities, the company launched Pearson+, a platform that enables access to eTextbooks, videos, and study tools, through a subscription, MyLab account, or Mastering course.
This means that now you can easily access many Pearson etexts, audiobooks, and video materials to improve your studying with multimedia tools and resources.
How to listen to Pearson Education Audiobooks and textbooks
If you use MyLab or Mastering with an integrated eTextbook, you don’t have to pay for an additional subscription. Practically, your eTextbook is waiting for you on Pearson+.
This is such a helpful tool when you don’t have your physical book around or if you want all your textbooks in one digital place. Pearson also offers many unabridged audiobooks, making your learning experience more engaging, and making sure you don’t miss a thing.
Instead of having dozens of books all over the place, study groups can now just simply use a computer. This is also important for schools and students that can’t afford all the physical books—now you can easily find them all online on the Pearson+ platform.
While eTextbooks are such an important step forward, you should have the same accessibility for your favorite, e.g. thriller and non-fiction books. Unfortunately, even today, it’s not easy to find a free audiobook, and even when you do, it still might be an incomplete edition.
Speaking of Pearson, wouldn’t be great to have someone to read the Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson you? Or any exciting fiction book by Mary E. Pearson?
Luckily, a great text to speech (TTS) tool will change both your studying and leisure reading into an effortless experience, especially if you have an auditory (or echoic) memory—then it’s a true life-changer. You might even feel like starting an audio book club.
With Speechify, you can have an audio version of any digital or typed text. Instead of searching for audiobooks on other platforms, you can create them yourself.
Some of the benefits of using Speechify as your TTS tool of choice are:
Increased productivity by speed-listening
Expanded vocabulary and improved pronunciation
Natural-sounding voices to listen to
Speechify supports multiple devices and web browsers, so you can easily find our iOS and Android mobile apps, Mac and Windows desktop versions, our Google Chrome and other web browser extensions, or just use Speechify web. Additionally, accessibility is very important to Speechify—meaning the app is very easy to use for anyone with conditions such as dyslexia or visual impairments.
Studies show that there are at least 10 million children who have difficulties learning to read, so that’s 10 million reasons to enable alternative learning methods and make learning experiences equal for everyone. Combine Speechify with learning and study materials, such as those from Pearson, to create custom learning plans for children of all ages and abilities.
Furthermore, with the astonishing rise and new releases of podcasts, we know how people wish for more audio content. Speechify can turn any book or ebook you already own into an audiobook, along with web pages, news articles, social media feeds, emails, documents, and more.
The best part about audio learning or leisurely listening is you can easily multitask. By listening to a book instead of reading it, you can take a walk and relax, or make a meal and a beverage without having to pause.
More productivity tips for studying
As mentioned, speed-listening can help you a great deal with productive studying. In this manner, you can go through more pages than you would by simply reading the textbook. Nonetheless, there are more useful tips that you can start implementing today:
Make a study plan with daily goals
Find the study/take a break ratio that works for you
If listening to an audiobook, write notes so you can ‘double’ memorize it
Switch your study location or walk while listening
Try the Pomodoro technique (a time management method)
Even if you have “ideal” conditions for studying—enough time and space, all the necessary materials, and a strong will—your productivity can drop over time. That’s nothing to be afraid of since there are many ways of dealing with it, such as with Pearson audiobooks and Speechify’s text to speech capabilities for textbooks, study guides, and notes.
Another useful tip is to make audio notes or transform your typed notes into audio. Those notes should contain integral pieces of information you can playback over time to make sure you’ve memorized them.
Don’t be afraid to combine learning techniques. Maybe seeing a number will help you remember a date better, or listening to details of an event will help you understand the outcome. Either way, use what’s best for you, and feel free to explore the methods.
Does Pearson have audio books?
While not every eTextbook has an unabridged audiobook, most eTexts provide an audio playlist for the audiobook. Additionally, you can search and adjust your eText or contact Pearson support if necessary. For any books by Pearson that do not have an audio version, you can use Speechify to instantly convert the text into lifelike audio.
What is the difference between a book and an eText?
A book has a physical form—pages bound together, with a cover. An eText is the digital (electronic) version of a book—formatted into a file that can be read on an e-reader or electronic devices such as computers and smartphones.
How do I download my Pearson eText?
First, you have to select the eText labeled “downloadable.” In the chosen eText, click on the Navigation Menu and select “Downloads for Offline Use.” Now you can have access to your eText even without an Internet connection.