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Bridgepoint Education Expands Student and Faculty Access to Constellation Learning Platform with Android Version



New Constellation app created for Android OS 2.3 "Gingerbread" and later


SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) has introduced the latest version of its Constellation app, one that's designed expressly for Android®-powered tablets. The release of this iteration of "Constellation for Ashford University" – Ashford's innovative cloud-based classroom content platform – increases student and faculty access to the university's ever-expanding digital library.

Constellation currently offers more than 40 course etextbooks to students and faculty of Ashford University, an advanced education provider owned by Bridgepoint Education. Created by Bridgepoint's Product Development Team, Constellation was initially available as a web-based technology, and shortly thereafter was introduced as an app for the iPad®. Subsequent surveys of student and faculty users indicated significant demand for Constellation on alternative platforms, specifically Android®-powered tablets.

"We're working hard to make sure Constellation keeps pace with student and faculty demands," stated Beth Aguiar, vice president of Learning Resources & Publishing at Bridgepoint Education. "With the advent of the Android version of our Constellation app, more users will have access to Constellation's classroom material, digital media, text and expansive note-taking features."

The Constellation app for Android®-powered tablets includes the same comprehensive features that have fueled its popularity among web and iPad®-based users. The newest version provides intuitive book navigation, page manipulation, searchability, note-taking and highlighting features. Constellation's protected content satisfies the most contemporary digital rights management considerations.

Constellation for Ashford University for all Version 2.3 "Gingerbread" and later Android® tablets will suit more than three-fourths of all Android® tablet users. It is available for download from the Google Play Store ( today.

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 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 ( 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 or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

Shari Rodriguez, Associate Vice President of Public Relations
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SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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