7 Things You Should Know About Online Program Management


Online program management (OPM) refers to the practice of contracting with external, third-party organizations that help colleges and universities develop and deliver online degree or certificate programs. Some OPM options are based on a “tuition revenue share” model in which a vendor provides services in exchange for a share of revenues. Others are based on a fee-for-service model. OPM is often used to jumpstart an online presence for institutions that do not have that capacity in-house.

The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.

In addition to the 7 Things briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.

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