Capella University Named A 2006 Webct Exemplary Course Project Winner

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Online university awarded for online course that models best practices

This form of problem-based learning is important for Capella's adult learners.

Capella University, an accredited online university and leader in online education, has been named one of the 2006 WebCT Exemplary Course Project winners. The course that was honored, Project Management for IT Professionals, is one of six courses chosen for the award. This course is part of the Master’s in Information Technology program in Capella’s School of Business and Technology.

“The course provides relevant, real-world activities for learners through interactive media and advice from experts,” said Stacey Clawson, the online university’s principal architect. “This form of problem-based learning is important for Capella's adult learners.”

The award was presented to Clawson, along with course designer Liz Anderson, at Impact 2006, the eighth-annual WebCT user conference. The conference was held July 10-14 in Chicago.

The WebCT Exemplary course project recognizes courses that model best practices in course design, interaction/collaboration, assessment/evaluation, meaningful technology use and learner support.

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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