NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Having witnessed a close relative complete a master's degree and then a doctorate online, I'm a firm believer in the effectiveness of online education.That's why I'm not surprised to see that shares of Capella Education Co. Capella Education (CPLA - Get Report) trading close to its 52-week high of $47.42 set on June 10. The company's stock has had a phenomenal two-month run.
You can learn just about all you need to know concerning CPLA and its brilliant success story by visiting its elegantly informative Web site. No pretentious presentations, just clear, factual statements and wording. I was surprised to learn that as of March 31, the company had more than 1,670 courses, with 43 degree programs and 145 specializations. On top of that, it has an amazing start-up company consisting of an online platform called "Sophia," which was very exciting to this educator. Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social education platform that offers students a wide variety of ways to learn by making free, credible, academic content available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. The site offers more than 32,000 educational tutorials created by hundreds of teachers and experts. Sophia features a respectful awareness that students don't all learn in the same, one-size-fits-all way. It allows students to choose from a plethora of learning and teaching styles. The platform further enhances the learning process by offering quizzes, assessing learning preferences and providing learning paths. I enthusiastically encourage you to explore this cutting-edge approach to education.