Ashford Mobile Classroom App for Smartphones and Mobile Devices Updated with Improved Functionality and Services
App created and developed by Bridgepoint Education's Products team
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) and its Products team have just completed the launch of comprehensive updates for the Ashford Mobile app. Version 2.2 for Apple® and Android®-powered mobile devices and smartphones is now available to students and faculty of Ashford University, 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 Mobile to provide the students and faculty of Ashford University, an academic institution owned by Bridgepoint, with essential online course interaction. The app enables 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 Mobile app provides 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 classroom app 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 Mobile interface, being rolled out to reflect the University’s new branding. In keeping with this app’s reputation for stability, Version 2.2 has been tested extensively.
Ashford Mobile is a free upload for students and faculty of the University, and almost 50,000 Ashford students have uploaded. The updated version of the Ashford Mobile app is available via Ashford.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.