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Bridgepoint Education Delivers New Interface, Updated Features for Ashford Mobile and Rockies Mobile Online Classroom Apps Student requests fueled ideas for upgrades to Ashford, Rockies Mobile Version 2.1

SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) and its Mobile Classroom Product and Development Team have just released a significant update for Ashford Mobile and Rockies Mobile app users on both Apple® and Android®-powered tablets. These online classroom apps offer an expansive connection with the online learning experience to students and faculty of Ashford University and University of the Rockies, academic institutions owned by Bridgepoint. The update is already available for current Ashford and Rockies Mobile app users, and more information may be found online at ashford.edu and rockies.edu.

The Version 2.1 mobile classroom update includes new student services, new classroom features, and a new "just-in-time" course interface that delivers a weekly course overview containing an up-to-date view of students' current coursework. Aesthetically, the look and feel of Ashford and Rockies Mobile has been adjusted to reflect each University's revised branding.

"Continuing improvements to the mobile classroom go hand in hand with support of our student body," stated Dana LaFleur, director of Learning Architecture at Bridgepoint Education. "Just as important, this update delivers enhancements for Ashford and Rockies Mobile that were specifically requested by regular users of the app."

Noteworthy among the advancements incorporated into the update is the digital student ID (a.k.a. DSID), which gives students a method to identify themselves as college students. Students will also have access to their financial ledger card to better track specific account information, and individual discussion comments will be more readily identifiable by student and instructor thanks to revised post icons. Student and faculty input played a large part in the advancements delivered with Version 2.1, with large percentages of surveyed users at Ashford University and University of the Rockies requesting these improvements.

Version 2.1 updates for Ashford and Rockies Mobile will be available at the Ashford University and University of the Rockies websites (ashford.edu and rockies.edu), and from the Apple® store (apple.com/ipad/from-the-app-store/) and Android's® Market (market.android.com/).

About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master's and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.

About Ashford University
Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor's degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

About University of the Rockies
University of the Rockies is an advanced graduate institution for tomorrow's thought leaders. The University provides an intimate and dynamic learning environment, offering highly specialized master's and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences, access to industry experts, campus clinical programs for practical experience, and research and publishing opportunities. University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). Small by design, University of the Rockies classes are presented in a progressive online format and at its Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus. For more information, please visit www.rockies.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.

Contact: Shari Rodriguez, Associate Vice President of Public Relations
858.668.2580 · shari.rodriguez@bridgepointeducation.com

 

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.



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