Mobile and Modern Learning Experts from Ashford University and Bridgepoint Education Present at Sloan-C Conference on Online Learning

Ashford and Bridgepoint staffers explore details of online education, development and strategy

Attendees of the 2011 Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning will be treated to a tour de force of online teaching, learning and publishing knowledge. Experts from Ashford University and parent company Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) will be anchoring several Sloan-C presentations, speaking at sessions with topics ranging from university publishing to online faculty and mobile app development.

Ashford University executive dean Andrew Shean and provost Rebecca Wardlow will speak at “Online Faculty Evaluation and Mentoring” on Wednesday, November 9, and will also take part in a session titled “Online Professional Development” late in the morning on Friday, November 11.

“We are pleased to be involved in the great conversation at Sloan-C,” stated Erik Evans, associate vice president and editor-in-chief at Bridgepoint Education. “The discussions here contribute to the technological evolution of education worldwide, and the work going on at Bridgepoint and Ashford University is a part of that process.”

In conjunction with appearances by Ashford University faculty, representatives from Bridgepoint’s Learning Resources and Publishing department (LRP) are slated for three different presentations. Mireille Yanow, sponsoring editor; Peter Galuardi, director of Editorial Technology, and Erik Evans, associate vice president and editor-in-chief, will join forces for “Twenty-First Century Textbooks: Online Textbooks for Online Learners” on Wednesday, November 9. Fairlight Lower, manager of Learning Technologies & Resources, will present for a session titled “Talon: Mobile Strategy Engages Faculty and Non-Traditional Students” on Thursday afternoon, November 10, and Evans will represent Bridgepoint on Friday, November 11, in an extended discussion called “Reinventing the University Press for Electronic Course Materials.”

The Sloan Consortium’s 17th Annual International Conference on Online Learning is a gathering of education and research professionals dedicated to the academics and business of modern online learning. More information can be found at


About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association ( 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 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 or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.