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5 Online Education Trends to Watch in 2017 (U.S. News & World Report)

5 Online Education Trends to Watch in 2017 (U.S. News & World Report) January 5, 2017   As online learning…

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Department Announces Final Rule on State Authorization

On December 19th, the U.S. Department of Education released final regulations to improve oversight and protect more than 5.5 million…

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A Model for New Program Development

Competition among higher education institutions is increasing both nationally and internationally, often driven by cultural shifts, globalization, advancements in technology,…

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The Effect of Autonomous Vehicles on Education

The evolution of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is a major innovation that will have a profound impact on the economy, contributing…

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The Future (and Educational Impact) of Drones

As technology increases, drones have become increasingly more affordable in both the private and public sectors, and in turn their…

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Why Join UPCEA?

The growth of the adult market and online learning is transforming higher education.
Are you ready to lead the transformation at your college or university?
Is your institution poised to capitalize on the opportunities these challenges present?

Join UPCEA for a depth of knowledge and resources for colleges and universities serving the non-traditional market.

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.

Online Leadership

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.

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UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. Founded in 1915, UPCEA now serves more than 400 institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. For 100 years, the association has served its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications.

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