One Year After: Our Experience with an Online Program Management (OPM) Company

Thursday, August 1

Session 3 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: MU: Smoky Hill Room

This session will highlight Emporia State’s experience with an Online Program Management (OPM) company. We are just wrapping up our first year under our 10-year agreement. There are more than 60 of these companies, including Noodle, Academic Partnerships, 2U, iDesign, and others. Are these partnerships the future of online learning at our universities? What will be the role of learning designers over the coming years? What will be the role of marketing and enrollment services? How are OPMs influencing the complexion of campuses? We will investigate multiple aspects of this arrangement, including the course format, instructional/learning design, faculty readiness, course readiness, and other aspects we’ve learned throughout this partnership.

Presented by
Rob Gibson, Emporia State University,

Presenter Bio(s)
Rob has been the Director of Learning Technologies at ESU for 11 years. Prior to ESU, Rob worked at CU Online, Friends University, and Wichita State University. He has over 30 years of experience in instructional design, online learning, and emergent technology.

Session Type: Future Trends | Assessing Tools | Presentation (50 min.)

Keywords: Accessibility/universal design, Assistive technology, Course/learning management systems, Emerging technologies, Faculty/staff support, Instructional design, Instructional technology, Management and policy issues, Online student support

Intended Audiences: Role: Teacher/faculty, Role: Tech support, Role: Librarian, Role: Administrator | Higher Education | Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Targeted Learning: How OPM agreements may impact their role on campus