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Bridgepoint Education Introduces New iPad App for the Ashford Classroom: Constellation for Ashford University
Jul 08, 2011 (01:07 PM EDT)


Proprietary new app is a product of Bridgepoint's in-house software development teams

SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) has introduced an innovative new iPad app for students of Ashford University: Constellation for Ashford University. The app provides Ashford's iPad users with complete access to Constellation, the university's online learning software, and works in concert with Ashford Mobile, the university's course discussion app.

Constellation is Bridgepoint Education's web-based learning software platform. It was created for the students of Ashford University, an academic institution owned by Bridgepoint, and was specifically mentioned as a "Technology to Watch" in the New Media Consortium's 2011 Horizon Report (nmc.org). Constellation was also a 2011 CODiE Award finalist.

"We're very pleased to introduce our Constellation app for the iPad. It was designed to provide Ashford University students with complete connectivity to Constellation using the iPad's intuitive interface," stated Andrew Clark, president and chief executive officer of Bridgepoint Education. "Constellation for Ashford University is a comprehensive new way for our students to engage Ashford's online curriculum."

The Constellation concept is an innate match for the tactile functionality of the iPad, which enabled Bridgepoint's development teams to combine the logical interactivity of the iPad with the scholastic merits of Constellation. iPad-equipped students can now access class discussions and course material with one device, using the native functionality of fully supported apps.

The Constellation for Ashford University app has been approved by Apple® and is now available at the Apple® store.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. 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

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

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

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education Inc.