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05 / 2019 article

Bridgepoint Education’s Chief Academic Learning Officer to Speak at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate 2017 Conference


Dr. Andrew Shean, chief academic learning officer at Bridgepoint Education, has been invited to speak at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate 2017 Conference held April 5-7 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La.

During the conference, Dr. Shean, a member of the OLC Innovate Conference Program Committee and Steering Committee, will be part of the lighting round speaker sessions where he will engage with colleagues attending from other peer organizations.

“With over 45,000 students and 3,500 full-time and adjunct faculty within Bridgepoint Education universities, it is challenging to evaluate and predict the impact of curricular and instructional enhancements at scale,” said Dr. Shean. “As employer expectations change, it is also difficult to ensure ongoing relevance of instructional content to workplace requirements. In order to address these challenges, I have personally found that seeking insights from leaders and innovators in higher education outside the walls of our organization can be hugely beneficial. For this reason and more, I am extremely excited about traveling to New Orleans for OLC’s Innovate Conference and participating as a speaker.”

OLC Innovate 2017 is a joint conference presented by OLC and MERLOT, a community of staff, volunteers, and members who work together to provide users of Open Education Resource teaching and learning materials that can enhance the instructional experience. The conference will offer a series of engaging hands-on workshops aimed at fostering organic interactions and collaborative cross-disciplinary problem-solving.

To learn more about OLC or to register for the OLC Innovate conference, visit


About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit,, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636.