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UPCEA Releases 2024 Predictions for Online & Professional Education

The maturation of online learning, the explosion of AI, the continuing declines in enrollment, and the rise in the importance of ROI, for students and institutions – these are among the converging factors that are shaking up the status quo in higher education. In this environment, online and professional continuing education is poised to play a significant role in the recasting of higher education. 

Working side-by-side with the leaders and innovators in the space, our UPCEA experts are ideally positioned to bring clarity to and understanding of the trends, issues and events driving disruption and change. For this reason, we asked them to share their expectations for the year ahead. UPCEA’s Predictions 2024: Insights for Online and Professional Education captures their insights and can be used to help institutions and practitioners understand the impact on their organizations. The 16 expert insights in this compilation are derived from some of UPCEA’s key focus areas:

  • Leadership in Online Learning
  • Professional and Continuing Education
  • Alternative Credentials

Among the predictions featured are:

  • More Campus Leaders Will Embrace Business Model Transformation to Spur Innovation in Serving Today’s Learners
  • Welcoming Online Learning to the Leadership Table Becomes a Double-Edged Sword
  • Continuing and Professional Education Will Be the Entry Point for AI at Many Institutions
  • Online and Professional Continuing Education Will Help Fortify Institutions in the Face of Declining Enrollment Trends
  • ‘Synthetic Human’ Technology Will Be Applied in Higher Ed, With the Potential to Enable Engaging ‘Student-to-Student’ Interaction in Self-Paced Online Classes 
  • External Forces Will Impact Online and Professional Learning in a Variety of Ways

Explore what 2024 has in store for online and professional education. Download a copy of UPCEA’s Predictions 2024: Insights for Online and Professional Education

Read the press release, UPCEA Unveils Top Predictions for Online and Professional Education in 2024.”

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