Online program resources

Nearly 6 million students were enrolled in at least one distance learning course in fall 2014, and this number is slowly rising, according to Babson Survey Research Group. To celebrate and promote the advances in distance learning, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) sponsored National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) from Nov. 7-11. Every day the USDLA offered new online learning resources for all of its sectors including K-12, higher education, corporate, government/military and telehealth.

We are passionate about online education and enabling institutions to serve distance learners and nontraditional students. As NDLW comes to a close, we gathered our best higher education online program resources.  

Online Student Success

How to Address the Top Four Risk Factors for Online Students
Distance learners have unique challenges. Addressing them can improve student retention and outcomes.

How to Maximize Student Retention, Success for Online Students
Measure retention term over term and employ a team of student success advisors to ensure students receive necessary support.

Online Programs and Course Design

10 Keys to Financial Success in Online Programs
Build a solid foundation for growth. Online degree programs can generate strong academic outcomes and substantial returns, but they require strict fiscal discipline. Use this white paper and corresponding videos as your guide to building sustainable programs.  

The Elements of Breakthrough Online Program Design
Download this eBook to learn how to create seamless virtual classrooms for distance learners. 

Confessions of a Deconstructionist
Learn how instructional designers for online courses find common ground between faculty and students.

Build a Team That Positions Your Online Programs for Financial Success
The right team is crucial in building successful, sustainable online programs. Reduce instructional expenses while increasing student interaction and outcomes.

AACSB Accreditation Standards and Online Learning
Grow your online business programs while complying with AACSB quality standards. Download the white paper for expert tips.

Online Program Management Partnerships 

[Video] Online Program Management (OPM) Partnerships Explained
How do online program management partnerships help institutions launch and grow online programs? ​

What You Need to Know for a Successful Tuition-Share Relationship
For many years, schools have partnered with companies for various services from marketing, enrollment and food services to IT and many others. Mostly these decisions were based on a certain fee for services. About eight years ago, a model called online program management (OPM) emerged and changed the game with its tuition-sharing approach. Ask yourself these questions to decide if an OPM partnership is right for your institution.

For information about how an online program management relationship would benefit your institution, contact Michael Purcell, EVP at mpurcell@keypathedu.com.  

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