UPCEA Announces Partnership with Drexel University Online

August 15, 2018

Partnership is in Support of Initiative Dedicated to Advances in Online Education, Virtually Inspired

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 15, 2018) — UPCEA today announced a new partnership with Drexel University Online (DUO) to provide the association’s community with access to DUO’s ‘Virtually Inspired’ website. Virtually Inspired features a series of high-quality videos illuminating how educators worldwide are utilizing the latest technologies in online and blended education.

Through the partnership, members of the UPCEA community have full access to Virtually Inspired’s interactive repository for knowledge sharing. Virtually Inspired visitors can learn from the successes and best practices of other colleagues in the field, and become familiar with the technologies and tools changing education today.

“UPCEA members are consistently at the forefront of innovation and experimentation in online and blended learning,” said Bob Hansen, CEO of UPCEA. “Our partnership with DUO and Virtually Inspired is a powerful resource, enabling our members to learn from the experience of others as well as to share their own successes.”

Virtually Inspired features dozens of showcases that exemplify virtual success in areas of technology-enhanced education from virtual reality, robotics, and holography to real-time videoconferencing, gamification, and wearables. The site shares carefully curated content designed to provide creative inspiration to connected learning professionals.

“Virtually Inspired is a place where educators facing the unique opportunities and challenges of the digital age can come for inspiration, while also adding examples of their own virtual success stories,” said Susan Aldridge, Ph.D., President, Drexel University Online. “We are excited to partner with UPCEA to expand access to these important resources for those in the professional, continuing, and online learning field.”

UPCEA community members are encouraged share successes and best practice with Virtually Inspired at Visit Virtually Inspired at

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UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. For more than 100 years, UPCEA has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. Founded in 1915, the association serves its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications. Based in Washington, D.C., UPCEA also builds greater awareness of the vital link between contemporary learners and public policy issues.


About Drexel University Online

Drexel University specializes in innovative, internet-based education programs for working professionals, organizations and corporations, enrolling more than 7,500 unique online students from all 50 states and more than 25 countries. Having offered online degrees since 1996, Drexel is known as a leader in technology-enhanced education and enjoys regional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.



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