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Apollo Group Joins Learning Technology Partnership with Stanford University

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>Partnership Brings Together Academic Researchers and Select Industry Partners to Study Interactive Communications and Technology;</i><br/><i>Apollo Group's Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti to Serve as Visiting Scholar</i> </p> <p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> </p>

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Apollo Group Joins Learning Technology Partnership with Stanford University08:00 EDT Tuesday, September 14, 2010 PHOENIX (Business Wire) -- Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) (“Apollo Group,” “Apollo” or the “Company”) today announced a two-year partnership with Stanford University to conduct research as part of the Media X program, which studies the impact of information and technology on society. Apollo Group will join such participants as Cisco Systems, Intel and Konica Minolta in a collaborative program that brings together Stanford's research with companies committed to technical advancement and innovation. In addition, Apollo Group's Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Vice President, Research and Strategic Innovations, will serve as a Stanford visiting scholar. “We are very pleased to welcome the Apollo Group and Dr. Wilen-Daugenti,” said Charles (Chuck) House, Executive Director of Media X at Stanford University. Through the partnership, Apollo Group and Dr. Wilen-Daugenti will work with Stanford University faculty and researchers studying basic issues about the design and use of modern technologies and their impact on today's learner. Apollo Group will also participate with Stanford faculty members and graduate students to explore the role technology can play in higher education organizations, with a specialization in distance learning. “Technology today is changing at an extremely fast pace, which impacts both enterprise and educational institutions, requiring them to keep up with the latest trends,” said Dr. Wilen-Daugenti. “Students are increasingly exposed to the latest technology in their lives, and seek access to it in their work and education environments. Through this partnership and visiting scholar program, we hope to address this issue and find ways for higher learning institutions to more readily use technology to address the needs of today's students. Stanford is one of the world's great research universities, and we look forward to collaborating with members of the Stanford University faculty.” Dr. Wilen-Daugenti has developed long-term relationships with a number of corporations, educational institutions and non-profit associations to advance educational opportunities for working learners. She is also the author of several books and papers on the future of higher education, including .edu: Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education (Pete Lang, 2008). Recent papers include “21st Century Trends for Higher Education: Top Trends, 2008-2009,” “The 21st Century Learning Environment: Next-Generation Strategies for Higher Education,” and “Mobility and Higher Education.” About Apollo Group, Inc. Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers and has been in the education business for more than 35 years. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the high school, undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries: University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Institute for Professional Development, College for Financial Planning and Meritus University. The Company's programs and services are provided in 40 states and the District of Columbia; Puerto Rico; Canada; Latin America; and Europe, as well as online throughout the world (data as of May 31, 2010). For more information about Apollo Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the Company's website at