At last week’s New Media Consortium (NMC) Summer Conference in Madison, Wis., Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) presented the Rockies Mobile app, its innovative full-spectrum classroom application for Apple’s iPhone. Rockies Mobile provides students from University of the Rockies, a Bridgepoint academic institution, an in-depth campus interface specifically designed for a device they are already using daily.
The Rockies Mobile app was available for firsthand experimentation during the NMC Emerging Technologies Poster and Interactives Session. Bridgepoint’s manager of learning technologies and resources Kyle Landin taught attendees about the app, demonstrating its capacity for remote coursework and online campus access.
“We’re pleased that Rockies Mobile is a part of the New Media Consortium’s Summer Conference,” stated Beth Aguiar, Bridgepoint’s vice president of learning resources & publishing. “We believe the value of classroom apps and mobile learning access for modern students will continue to prove itself as the technology evolves, and Bridgepoint is at the forefront of the development process.”
The NMC is a collaborative of learning, academic and research facilities that seek to expand the use of new media and technologies in teaching and creative expression. The group’s 2011 Horizon Report cited Bridgepoint Education’s Constellation classroom software as a prime example of emerging eBook technology. The NMC Summer Conference is a gathering of all interested parties for workshops, speakers, conferences and product demonstrations. More information on the NMC can be found at nmc.org.
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 University of the Rockies
University of the Rockies is a graduate school specializing in master's and doctorate degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org), classes are offered online and at the University's 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.