Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) and its Products team have just completed the launch of comprehensive updates for the Ashford Mobile and Rockies Mobile apps. Version 2.2 for Apple® and Android®-powered mobile devices and smartphones is now available to students and faculty of Ashford University and University of the Rockies, providing them improved online classroom functionality, increased student service options, a new “just-in-time” course interface based on current weekly activity, and quicker feature access.
Bridgepoint originally created Ashford and Rockies Mobile to provide the students and faculty of Ashford University and University of the Rockies, academic institutions owned by Bridgepoint, with essential online course interaction. The apps enable portable mobile devices using Android® or Mac OS® to serve as a conduit between learners and their education, connecting them with their instructors and the University itself.
“Mobile technology has become a great educational enabler,” said Elizabeth Aguiar, Bridgepoint Education’s vice president of Business Development and Product Marketing. “The Ashford and Rockies Mobile apps provide students and instructors instant coursework connectivity, improved online classroom presence, and a host of additional functionality that expands the learning experience.”
Included in the suite of features built into the updated Ashford Mobile and Rockies Mobile classroom apps are improvements to discussion navigation, course-view selection, the digital student I.D. (DSID) and the Help Center. These features join innovative new student ledger card access and the “just-in-time” page views in an upgraded Ashford and Rockies Mobiles interface, being rolled out to reflect the Universities’ new branding. In keeping with these apps’ reputation for stability, Version 2.2 has been tested extensively.
Ashford Mobile and Rockies Mobile are free uploads for students and faculty of the Universities. Updated versions of the Ashford Mobile and Rockies Mobile apps are available today via Ashford.edu and Rockies.edu, as well as through 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.