Bridgepoint Education Delivers Android™-Ready Ashford Mobile App for Students and Faculty
New app is direct response to student demand for Android™ based mobile campus connectivity
Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) has introduced the Android™ version of its Ashford Mobile classroom app. This proprietary mobile application delivers an extensive online educational interface to students and faculty alike, plus essential campus information. With the release of this new app, Android™ fans can join iPhone users in the digital classroom at Ashford University.
Ashford Mobile is a full-spectrum teaching application designed to provide students and teachers in-depth integration with Ashford University’s online learning environments. The university is a Bridgepoint Education academic institution and Ashford Mobile was developed in-house.
“I’m very proud of the way our product development team and the Learning Resources and Publishing department focused themselves to deliver this Android™ app to our students,” stated Dana LaFleur, Bridgepoint’s director of learning architecture. “Student satisfaction is a high priority for us; the demand for an Android™ version of Ashford Mobile was clear.”
Following the successful release of Ashford Mobile for the iPhone, students using Android™-powered smart-phones clamored for the same digital classroom access for their mobile devices. Bridgepoint’s product development team took advantage of Android’s ready network of Java-based tools to answer that demand, quickly delivering an Android™ version of Ashford Mobile to students and instructors.
Significant testing was done with a large number of Android™-powered devices to ensure the apps’ stability, exposing Ashford Mobile to as many software and hardware combinations as possible. Both student and faculty-specific Android™-based apps are available for download through Android™ Market as of today, with support for Android™ systems running 2.1 “Éclair” and up.
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.
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.