Online Center

Welcome to UPCEA's Online Center! We offer resources for mid- to senior-level managers, instructional design teams and directors of online learning. Get the skills you need to manage the complicated business of online learning -- leadership, strategy, instructional design, financial models, marketing, student services and more -- all crucial to a successful online enterprise. 

Center for Online Leadership
Founding director Ray Schroeder is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in online education. A faculty member and administrator, Ray brings deep knowledge of and a passion for advancing the field of online education and its capacity to revolutionize teaching and learning. Thousands of leaders and professionals in the field follow Ray’s blogs and tweets daily. Click here to learn more.

eDesign Collaborative 
The eDesign Collaborative is dedicated to serving and connecting the unique group of instructional designe teams (instructional designers, multimedia developers and team administrators) in higher education. Higher education is currently experiencing a renaissance in eLearning and instructional design. The Collaborative’s mission is to support and enhance higher education instructional design through networking and professional development. Click here to learn more.

Online Leadership Roundtable
The Online Leadership Roundtable is the body for chief online learning officers and other senior leaders responsible for leveraging the strategic potential of online learning to transform our institutions and our society. The Roundtable meets annually to discuss issues related to leadership, strategy, management and public policy. Click here to learn more.
UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership
Online education is critical for the future of America’s universities, and the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership outline the concerted institutional strategy and structure necessary for successful online programs. Developed with a goal of identifying the range of what will constitute successful online leadership, the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership include standards, aspirations and principles essential into the forseeable (and not so forseeable) future of online education. The UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership identify seven facets of leadership and organizational development: internal advocacy, entrepreneurial initiative, faculty support, student support, digital technology, external advocacy, and professionalism. Click here to view the Hallmarks.