Capella University Launches 'Inside Online Education' Podcasts

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Online university focuses on experience of earning an online degree.

Our learners have many inspiring stories to tell, and their experiences highlight the many different paths by which people come to online education.

Capella University, an accredited online university that is a leader in online education, announced today that it has launched a new podcast series titled “Inside Online Education.” These regular podcasts will feature interviews with Capella students, faculty and staff who will share the experience of online education from a first-person point of view. The first installment features the story of Chris Xaver, a PhD candidate at Capella who barely survived the Asian tsunami of 2004 and subsequently decided to pursue a PhD so she could have a greater impact on the students she teaches.

The podcasts, which will typically be between 7 to 15 minutes long, are available through the Capella University Web site at http://www.capella.edu or http://www.capellablogs.com. Listeners can subscribe to the podcast RSS feed at http://www.capellablogs.com/rss/. They are also available via subscription for those with iTunes.

“Capella is pleased to give our podcast listeners a perspective into what the experience of earning a degree online is like,” said Irene Silber, Capella’s director of public relations. “Our learners have many inspiring stories to tell, and their experiences highlight the many different paths by which people come to online education.”

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, http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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