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Capella University Faculty and Staff Presented at Sloan Consortium International Conference


The online university's faculty and staff presented a workshop highlighting best practices for student success via effective online teaching at the premier global conference

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Faculty and staff of Capella University (, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, presented on best practices for student success via effective online teaching and learning at the 18th-annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, the premier global conference for online learning, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Oct. 10-12. The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be found at

“This presentation reflects the innovative mindset and capabilities of our faculty and instructional design teams as we all work to continuously improve student success within our high quality online learning environment,” said Deborah Bushway, Capella’s vice president of Academic Innovation.

Capella University workshop “Creating Recipes for Student Success via Effective Online Learning” presenters included:

  • Cynthia Howell, Ed.D, Core Faculty, School of Education
  • Dr. Barbara J. Keener, Core Faculty, School of Education
  • Nick White, Course Development Manager

The Sloan Consortium is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education. For more information about this conference and its presentations, visit:

About Capella University
Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 149 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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