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Students Learn on the Go with ROADS App from Advanced Academics

  Students Learn on the Go with ROADS App from Advanced Academics

   App Gives Students Real-Time Access to Teachers from iPhone or iPad ^ ®

Business Wire

OKLAHOMA CITY -- January 29, 2013

Advanced Academics, a leading online learning provider for grades 6-12 that is
part of the DeVry family of high-quality educational institutions, announced
today it has launched an app for iOS devices giving its students mobile access
to the proprietary Robust Online Academic Delivery System (R.O.A.D.S).
learning management system. With the ROADS app, students enrolled in Advanced
Academics online programs can access their grades, post to discussion boards
and get real-time assistance from teachers via an iPhone, iPad or iPod
touch^®.

While the majority of U.S. teenagers use laptop or desktop computers to access
the Internet, research shows they are increasingly using mobile devices such
as cell phones and tablet computers. A July 2011 survey from the Pew Research
Center Internet & American Life Project found 49 percent of teens ages 12 to
17 use cell phones to connect to the Internet, while 16 percent use tablets.

“With our new mobile learning app, Advanced Academics adds to the innovative
ways we help our students learn how and where they learn best,” said Robert
York, Advanced Academics president. “The ROADS app gives students increased
flexibility by being able to access grades and other important data from a
smartphone or tablet, as well as a personal computer. Unlike many other online
learning apps, ROADS goes beyond simple quizzes or rote math and science facts
to connect students with caring, experienced teachers who can help them during
critical learning moments, whether those moments occur in the library, a
coffee shop or their own bedroom.”

The ROADS app debuts several industry-leading capabilities including:

  *Chat – Students have real-time access to certified teachers 24 hours a
    day, Monday through Friday. Students can communicate with teachers via
    instant message, as well as a virtual whiteboard, which instructors can
    use to illustrate math and other concepts.
  *Classmail – Students can easily check and respond to email messages from
    instructors and other students.
  *Classroom – Students can quickly check grades and read and respond to
    discussion threads for their classes.

The ROADS app can be downloaded from the iTunes^® App Store. Users must be a
student of a school that uses the Advanced Academics R.O.A.D.S. learning
management system. An Android™ version of the application is under
development.

About Advanced Academics

Advanced Academics, a leader in the field of online learning, partners with
schools and districts in 30 states across the country to offer customized
online solutions that uniquely serve each customer. Advanced Academics’
programs have proven to be successful in providing flexible learning
opportunities for students in grades 6 through 12 and increasing overall
academic performance. Since 2000, Advanced Academics has offered comprehensive
middle and high school courses, highly qualified and state-certified teachers,
and a web-based learning management system that enhances student learning. A
part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE:DV), Advanced Academics is accredited by the North
Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA
CASI) and the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and meets the
standards for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility. For
more information, visit www.advancedacademics.com.

iPad, iPod, iPhone and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Apple
Inc. does not sponsor, support, or endorse Advanced Academics or the
R.O.A.D.S. learning management system in any manner. The trademark Android is
owned by Google Inc. Google Inc. does not sponsor, support or endorse Advanced
Academics or The R.O.A.D.S. learning management system.

Contact:

Gooden Group PR
Meg Martin, 405-397-6156
mmartin@goodengroup.com
 
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