American InterContinental UniversityTM Launches intellipathTM Adaptive Learning Technology

  American InterContinental UniversityTM Launches intellipathTM Adaptive
  Learning Technology

   New online, results-oriented learning system drives student success with
                               custom learning

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- August 19, 2013

American InterContinental University (AIU) has introduced a new adaptive
learning platform that has improved classroom success by developing a
personalized learning map that enables individual students to skip over what
they already know and focus their time on what they need to learn.

“Today’s online students are looking for degree programs that fit into their
already-busy lifestyle,” said Dr. Greg Washington, provost and vice president
of campus operations at AIU. “Intellipath offers students a better learning
experience by meeting them where they are with a custom learning plan and
allowing them to make the most of their learning time.”

Intellipath assesses and identifies students’ current understanding of a topic
and then tailors the type and order of the lessons presented to meet each
student’s individual needs. The result is a custom learning map built around
AIU’s powerful, specialized curriculum, with course content students can read,
listen to or watch anytime from web-enabled devices. This allows students to
focus on subjects they still need to master and skip over material they
already know, making better use of their time.

AIU piloted the program in fall 2012 and saw improvement in several key
markers of student success in both Math and English courses. For example,
average final course scores for AIU students participating in intellipath’s
adaptive learning pilot increased by 6.8% compared to students in non-adaptive
courses. Withdrawal rates decreased 13.6% for students in the intellipath
courses compared to those that did not integrate intellipath. Based on the
results of the pilot, AIU has moved rapidly to integrate intellipath into
additional courses such as Economics, Accounting and History.

With AIU’s Intellipath program, students receive:

  *Personalization: Intellipath provides a customized learning map that
    includes lessons, course material and interactive learning activities
    tailored to students’ knowledge level; intellipath also delivers course
    material in multiple formats so students can read, listen to or watch
  *Access anywhere, anytime: All AIU course content is accessible through one
    login and in one centralized location, making it easy for students to
    learn on their own time by accessing content anywhere, anytime from any
    web-enabled device
  *Individualized support: Professors are industry specialists who work
    collaboratively with students and provide one-on-one support when needed
  *Real-time progress: Students know their grades and where they are on each
    assignment in real-time throughout the course, allowing them to spend more
    time on areas where they need additional practice
  *More-efficient learning: intellipath adjusts coursework based on students’
    current knowledge levels to help them focus on topics where they need
    additional work and creates a foundational knowledge base to help them to
    connect the dots between concepts in other courses

More than 4,300 AIU students have already participated in intellipath as
expansion of the adaptive learning platform continues across all degree
programs offered by the university.More than 30 percent of AIU courses are
expected to include intellipath-enabled learning by the end of 2014.

Intellipath also helps faculty focus their instruction. Faculty can see in
real-time how students are performing in their coursework as well as the areas
in which they need support.

“Adult learners want to feel they are in control of their own learning,” says
AIU English professor Dr. David Taylor, who has been teaching intellipath
courses since October 2012. “Intellipath gives them ultimate learning
flexibility and freedom. It diagnoses exactly what the individual needs and
provides a learning map exclusive to that individual. Throughout the course,
the student is able to spend the time he or she feels is needed. That is
mastery learning and independent learning at its best.”

Intellipath helps improve upon AIU’s already in-depth curriculum, in which
students can take more courses devoted to their field of interest, on average,
than at other similar schools. More than half of students’ courses are focused
in their field of study to help prepare them for their career. AIU’s
intellipath offers courses not just in Math but also in English, Business and
Information Technology. All intellipath course content was created for AIU
students by AIU’s faculty of industry specialists, who bring their real-life
experience into the classroom.

AIU offers master’s, bachelor’s and associates degree programs including
business administration, information technology, education and more. In the
last 10 years, AIU has graduated more than 80,000 students through its online
and ground campuses. Students often return to AIU for second and even third
degrees, and in the last 10 years, AIU has awarded more than 120,000 degrees
to students through its online and ground campuses.

To learn more about AIU and intellipath, visit

About American InterContinental University:

Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide
range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, IT
and education at campuses in Atlanta and Houston and an Internet-based online
campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. The award-winning AIU Online Virtual
Campus was recognized as "Best of the Best" in the 2009 Computerworld Honors
Program. AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of
the North Central Association. Additional information is available at

AIU is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of
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