MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 24, 2007 – Jeffrey Test, a PhD graduate of Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited,* fully online university with nearly 20,000 students, has authored a book on real-time, on-line database recovery titled Surviving the Next Database Disaster.   Read the rest of this entry »

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MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2007 – It is a new world for IT professionals. They must solve messy, ill-defined problems for their organizations, and develop creative and innovative solutions that have a real impact on the business – both financial and human. Dr. Keith Morneau, faculty chair for Capella University’s undergraduate information technology program, will address those issues when he presents at the Interop conference in Las Vegas on May 22. Capella University is an accredited* online university, and recently began offering a PhD in information technology. Nearly 85 percent of Capella’s students are pursuing master’s or PhD degrees online. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, June 12, 2006 — Stacey Clawson, principal learning architect, and Liz Frame, course designer, at Capella University, an accredited* online university, have won a top award for innovation in distance education. The National University Telecommunications Network, a network of professionals advancing higher education through technology and distance learning, selected “Next Generation Learning: Problem-based Learning in an Online Environment” for its Outstanding Distance Education Innovation Award 2006.

Keith Koch, director of next-generation learning at Capella University, said the award recognizes not only Clawson and Frame but many of the employees at Capella University. The Capella team applied an innovative problem-based learning approach and groundbreaking use of learning-platform technology in two redesigned courses in the School of Business and Technology. “These courses are an excellent example of what's possible in the next generation of online learning,” said Koch. “It combines a problem-based learning design with technology in new ways to provide real-world learning experiences, enrich the online-education process, and save time for learners and faculty.”

The Distance Education Innovation Award was presented June 12 at the National University Telecommunications Network's annual event in Minneapolis.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 77 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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MINNEAPOLIS, June 5, 2006 Capella University, an accredited* online university, will host the National University Telecommunications Network 2006 annual event, June 10–12, in Minneapolis. This year's theme focuses on managing and maintaining quality in all aspects of distance learning programs and operations.

The event's focus is particularly relevant because a growing majority of colleges and universities now offer distance learning degree programs, certificate programs or courses, said Kurt Linberg, PhD, dean of the School of Business and Technology at Capella and a member of the National University Telecommunications Network advisory board. The Network's event provides an important forum for sharing strategies and best practices to enhance distance learning, he said.

The meeting features presentations on the effectiveness of learning, student and faculty satisfaction, cost effectiveness, partnerships, course design and other key topics.

The National University Telecommunications Network is a network of professionals advancing higher education through technology and distance learning. This year's event, which has quickly reached capacity in previous years, is presented in cooperation with the University Continuing Education Association and the Sloan Consortium.

The event is expected to draw distance learning administrators and practitioners, continuing education and higher education directors, college and university faculty, academic affairs personnel, distance learning faculty and staff, business and higher education partners, and military education and training personnel.

About the National University Telecommunications Network
The National University Telecommunications Network is committed to providing dynamic leadership and support of applications of new and emerging technologies in distance education. As a premier distance learning professional organization, NUTN provides vision and experience to higher education institutions and professionals serving numerous constituencies and organizations. For information and to register for the June event, go to http://www.nutn.org.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 77 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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