University of Phoenix Online Platform Receives Patent from United States Patent and Trademark Office

   University of Phoenix Online Platform Receives Patent from United States
                         Patent and Trademark Office

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Jan. 25, 2013

PHOENIX, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Apollo Group (APOL), the parent company
of University of Phoenix®, today announced that it received a United States
patent related to its innovative online classroom platform. The patent was
awarded for the University's new Academic Activity Stream that will
consolidate student activities, engagement, and interaction into one unified
learning space. The stream will showcase unique personal management features
that allow students to more efficiently manage their coursework and classroom

"Since the beginning, University of Phoenix has used forward thinking in the
technology space to bring a fresh and innovative approach to higher
education," said Greg Cappelli, chief executive officer of Apollo Group Inc.
"The Academic Activity Stream is one of the many ways the University is
improving our online platform, and providing a digital classroom catered to
the specific needs of working adult learners."

University of Phoenix online students spend 78 percent of their time inside
the ecampus classroom reading materials, participating in discussions, and
interacting with classmates and faculty. The new Academic Activity Stream
allows students to customize how this information is presented. Students can
sort data by upcoming tasks, activities, and assignments as well as customize
the classroom events and activities that interest them specifically. This
feature enables the learning environment to adapt to the changing technology
space where more students work from their phones and tablets as opposed to a
computer. Flexibility across these technology platforms will greatly enhance
the user experience.

"As the pioneers behind online learning, it is important to offer continued
innovation on the tools provided to our students within the online classroom,"
said Ruth Veloria, senior vice president of student experience at University
of Phoenix. "As the workforce continues to become more technologically
advanced, we realize the need to equip our current and future students with
the tools they need to succeed in an evolving global marketplace."

The Academic Activity Stream will be implemented in phases over the coming
months. To learn about other University of Phoenix classroom tools and
program offerings, visit

About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance
education and life in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules,
challenging courses and interactive learning can help students pursue personal
and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. It's this link
between education and careers that is at the core of the University's
efforts. As the flagship university ofApollo Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL),
University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate,
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning
centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more
information, visit

About Apollo Group
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers
and has been in the education business for approximately 40 years. The Company
offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both
online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels
through its subsidiaries: University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Institute for
Professional Development and College for Financial Planning. The Company
offers programs and services throughout the United States and in Latin America
and Europe, as well as online throughout the world. For more information about
Apollo Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the
Company's website at

SOURCE University of Phoenix

Contact: Ryan Rauzon, University of Phoenix, +1-916-599-2911,
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