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February 22, 2010

Bridgepoint Successfully Moves from Blackboard to Pearson LearningStudio

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor


Pearson specializing in education technology and services announced that Bridgepoint Education completed the transition to Pearson LearningStudio from Blackboard. This is an online learning management system of Pearson e-College, which incorporates a comprehensive and reliable SaaS (News - Alert)-based model.

 
Bridgepoint evolved both its Ashford University and University of Rockies campuses to Pearson LearningStudio from Blackboard (News - Alert). Pearson LearningStudio serves as the learning management system or LMS for Bridgepoint’s Ashford University and University of the Rockies, which provide physical campuses and online courses, said Pearson sources.
 
“Bridgepoint Education had an aggressive timeline planned for transitioning their learning management system over to Pearson LearningStudio,” Matt Leavy, CEO of Pearson eCollege, said. “I’m proud to say we were able to exceed Bridgepoint’s expectations by finalizing the transition from Blackboard ahead of schedule. It was a pleasure for us to work with such an efficient and capable management group and we look forward to a long-standing relationship.”
 
Pearson LearningStudio is a Software-as-a-Service-based, next-generation LMS that provides a comprehensive, flexible and fully-supported environment for online personalized learning in higher education. Pearson LearningStudio will support more than 45,000 learners and 1,800 instructors.
 
The solution provides faculty and administrators with an integrated platform besides tools, content and support that they require to create, manage and measure successful online education experiences. It is also aided by extensive academic services and program support for serving millions of students and educators globally.
 
“Because Bridgepoint Education is committed to continuous improvement, we are extremely pleased to provide our students, at both Ashford University and University of the Rockies - with an enhanced student experience,” Dr. Jane McAuliffe, chief academic officer of Bridgepoint Education, said.
 
McAuliffe also emphasized that Pearson LearningStudio platform and services will serve the student population optimally well into the future from an academic point of view.
 
The transition was achieved with less disruption and the LearningStudio will help students leverage the fully functional online learning platform for educational purposes. Also the transition was made by a collaborative effort between Bridgepoint’s technology and academic departments, according to Tom Ashbrook, chief information officer of Bridgepoint Education, said.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney


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