Updates & Events
News & Blogs
“As online learning evolves from amateur experimentation to a mainstream professional entity on campus, new standards for quality online learning…Read More
“The degree will always be an important credential, but it won’t always be the gold standard,” said Jim Fong, director…Read More
The Department of Education released Friday July 22 their proposed regulations on State Authorization, following an earlier failure to reach…Read More
Millennials prefer badging and certificates to traditional degrees, according to researchers from UPCEA, Penn State and Pearson. More than half…Read More
A new study reveals that more than 90% of American colleges and universities offer alternative credential or badging programs for…Read More
Research & Strategy
The UPCEA Center for Research and Strategy offers the gold standard of research and benchmarking information in the professional, continuing, and online education field. Under the experienced leadership of Jim Fong, the Center conducts several free studies per year on timely issues for the benefit of the UPCEA membership at large, in addition to numerous custom studies for individual members that are considerably more affordable than the private sector.
The National Council for Online Education is uniquely focused on the factors that are crucial to a successful online enterprise: leadership strategy, financial models, marketing and program development, student services, and effective partnerships. Founding Director Ray Schroeder is a leading expert in online education whose insights are transforming the way institutions leverage online education as a critical strategic asset.
UPCEA members have access to a wealth of resources focused on supporting both continuing education and quality online and blended programs. Whether through timely online publications addressing cutting-edge trends and topics, frequent webinars on actionable subjects, or access to professional development through conferences and seminars, UPCEA has the resources you need.