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Aspen University Completes Migration of Its Next-Generation Integrated Learning Platform, Brightspace by D2L

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aspen Group, Inc. (OTCBB:ASPU), a nationally accredited online postsecondary education company (Aspen University), today announced that it has completed the migration to D2L's (formerly Desire2Learn) integrated learning platform (ILP), Brightspace. As a result, effective immediately, all students starting their next course will be taught using Brightspace. Aspen's flexible course scheduling allows students to start a course every other Tuesday throughout the year.

Over the past seven months, Aspen University updated and improved its curriculum on the media-rich Brightspace platform for every course offered at Aspen, which included 440 courses across all five of its schools. Aspen expects that this enhanced curriculum will increase the persistence of its student body as well as improve learning outcomes.

"D2L is committed to the transformation of learning around the world and we are thrilled that Aspen University is joining our platform, making learning more pervasive, perceptive and personal for faculty and students," said John Baker, President and CEO, D2L.

"The Brightspace platform supports Aspen's new curricular model that is designed to provide students with engaging, media-enhanced, rigorous coursework intentionally aligned to professional and workplace standards. Moreover, the system's analytics are uniquely aimed to monitor student outcomes for continuous improvement driven from our comprehensive assessment plan," said Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld.

About Aspen Group, Inc. (OTCBB:ASPU)

Aspen Group, Inc. is an online postsecondary education company. Aspen University's mission is to offer any motivated college-worthy student the opportunity to receive a high-quality, responsibly priced distance-learning education for the purpose of achieving sustainable economic and social benefits for themselves and their families. Aspen is dedicated to providing the highest quality education experiences taught by top-tier faculty – 67 percent of our adjunct faculty hold doctoral degrees. To learn more about Aspen University, visit www.aspen.edu.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Aspen Group, Inc. Michael Mathews, CEO 914-906-9159

Source:Aspen Group, Inc.