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The National University Telecommunications Network A telecommunications network is a of telecommunications links and nodes arranged so that messages may be passed from one part of the network to another over multiple links and through various nodes.  honored the online university with the NUTN NUTN National University Telecommunications Network  2008 Shirley Davis Award of Excellence in Synchronous Distance Learning

MINNEAPOLIS -- Capella University Capella University is a private for-profit distance institution of higher learning. Capella University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral (PhD and PsyD) degrees in business, technology, education, human services and psychology. , an accredited accredited

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(a), online university, was recognized by the National University Telecommunications Network for excellence in synchronous distance learning. The winning entry, "Next Generation Learning: Teaching Public Speaking in an Online Environment," won the NUTN 2008 Shirley Davis Award for Excellence In Teleconferencing. The award recognizes individuals and institutions who provide teleconferences of a superior nature, in terms of content, technical aspects and administrative issues.

Nick White, who was the online university's instructional designer of this course, accepted the award along with Capella faculty member Dr. Sue Perry at NUTN's distance learning conference--2020 Vision: A Look at Higher Education higher education

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"Capella University's online college courses leverage current technology and extend access to learners who would not otherwise be able to complete a degree program, whether because they are busy professionals or deployed military personnel," said White. "This public speaking course demonstrates how Capella University uses synchronous communication tools and leading publisher course materials and multimedia to support online learning."

The online public speaking course was developed for Capella's School of Undergraduate Studies and employs webconferencing software, webcams, headsets, and Capella's online course room allowing learners to deliver speeches to instructors and other learners at locations around the world. In July 2007, this public speaking class won the Blackboard Exemplary Course Award, another peer review award program.

About NUTN

The National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) is a membership-supported organization committed to 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. NUTN is headquartered at the Dallas County Dallas County is the name of five counties in the United States of America:
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About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University (www.capella.edu) is an accredited(a), fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, psychology, public health, and public safety, and bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 104 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 23,400 students from all 50 states and 45 other countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) is an education services holding company which owns for-profit, online Capella University and other assets.

What is now the Capella Education Company was founded in 1991 by Stephen Shank, former CEO of Tonka Corporation.
, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

(a) Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  (NCA (Network Computing Architecture) An architecture from Oracle for developing applications within a networked computing environment. It provides a three-tier distributed environment based on CORBA that uses program components known as "cartridges. ), www.ncahlc.org.

Capella University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), www.capella.edu.
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