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EdSurge Live: Should Colleges Outsource Their Online Programs

Online Mar 26 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Price: Free


In the past few years, a growing number of colleges have turned to outside companies to help them launch and manage their online programs. These companies are known as online program managers, or OPMs, and EdSurge recently published a pair of op-eds offering different perspectives on how these OPMs fit into the broader higher education landscape. One thinks that OPMs have allowed universities to keep up with increasing student enrollment. Another lays off the trade-offs with these arrangements between OPM companies and colleges.

How OPMs are the Modern Enrollment ManagersThe ‘O’ in ‘OPM’ Could Stand for ‘Outsourcing’

We’ve invited a panel of experts, including authors of the articles, to join us for a discussion of the pros and cons of outsourcing online programs.

Our guests include:

  • Michael Feldstein, co-publisher of the e-Literate blog and partner at MindWires Consulting.
  • Kristin Palmer, director of online programs at the University of Virginia
  • EdSurge Live: Should Colleges Outsource Their Online Programs

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