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February 5, 2008
Hoffman Estates, IL - February 5, 2008/PRNewswire/— American InterContinental University Online (AIU Online), the web-based campus of American InterContinental University, has just announced the launch of AIU Mobile - an easy-to-use mobile education delivery channel that truly defines the word "portability." AIU Mobile delivers many of the same elements that are found at AIU Online's highly-successful Virtual Campus - the gateway through which AIU Online students attend classes, interact with faculty, and meet classmates via their computers. AIU Mobile allows students to access online educational programs and support via web-enabled cell phones and other wireless devices.
AIU Mobile brings the classroom directly to mobile phones and other PDAs and personalizes the education experience to an even greater degree. It works with most cell phones, and is at its most exciting when paired with Apple's stunning iPhone and iPod touch devices. Mobile learning has generated a lot of interest in online education circles for some time but the latest iteration of cell phones and other mobile devices has allowed AIU Online to take its mobile platform to the next level.
AIU Mobile includes two important capabilities - a live access technology that allows students to access school information such as class assignments, instructor directories, campus email, and grades, as well as a video technology that makes it easy to download and view video courseware and podcasts. Combined, the features finally deliver on the concept of a truly portable university. AIU Mobile-equipped students will now be able to conveniently access AIU Online's successful Virtual Campus while away from their personal computers. Anyone who's seen a flashy iPhone commercial on television knows that this is very cool stuff. The new online learning technology, combined with a device like the iPhone or the next-gen phones being launched by many other manufacturers - all loaded with panache - is all about portable learning, and it's all about style.
According to Dr. Alan Drimmer president of AIU Online, "This technology radically changes the idea of a classroom by extending a student's connection to the learning environment. Frankly, the whole idea of online education is portability and accessibility, and what could possibly be more portable and more accessible than a cell phone? AIU Mobile is an important complement to the Virtual Classroom, helping students stay connected to the University community and providing opportunities for academic reinforcements. At its core, AIU Mobile provides our students with a way to utilize what might otherwise be down time - sitting on a bus or waiting in line, for example."
Drimmer goes on to say, "AIU's Virtual Campus has, in many ways, already revolutionized the online classroom. Our VC is not just a place to find and submit assignments, but so much more. Using the VC, students interact with faculty and with each other, download podcasts of lectures, access support services, locate their grades, and so on. AIU Mobile is really just an extension of that already-wonderful technology."
For a more detailed description of AIU Mobile, or to see a video that showcases the benefits of the new technology, please visit www.aiuonline.edu.
American InterContinental University (AIU), established in Europe in 1970, awards Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees in a variety of disciplines. The AIU network includes seven campuses: AIU Buckhead (Atlanta, GA); AIU Dunwoody (GA); AIU South Florida (Weston, FL); AIU Los Angeles (CA), AIU Houston (TX), AIU London (England); and AIU Online (based in Illinois). For additional information about the university, please visit www.aiuniv.edu.
American InterContinental University Online (AIU Online) is the Internet-based virtual campus of American InterContinental University. For information about AIU Online, visit www.aiuonline.edu. AIU is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools.