Online Education Organizations

There are multiple national and regional organizations faculty can be a part of that offer online teaching support!

You are encouraged to join any or all of these organizations for access to their features and resources.

Examples of these resources include:

  • Access to conferences
  • Creative space with peers
  • Research publications and opportunities
  • Forums
  • Online community


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Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner and engage the modern learner—anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Founded in 1999, OLC is one of the go-to sources for everything related to digital learning. They offer an online Research Center full of publications like: journals, surveys, and book series.


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WCET (A Division of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

WCET is the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, the leader in policy, practice, and advocacy of technology-enhanced higher education. Founded in 1989 to serve the members of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), WCET has grown into 350 institutions and organizations located across the U.S. and internationally.

WCET is a membership-based organization with institutional memberships. Southeast has an institutional membership and welcome faculty to take advantage of such a great resource.


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UPCEA

UPCEA is one of the leading associations for professional, continuing, and online education. For more than 100 years, UPCEA has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. Founded in 1915, the association serves its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications. Based in Washington, D.C., UPCEA also builds greater awareness of the vital link between contemporary learners and public policy issues.

If interested in a UPCEA membership please email onlineinstruction@semo.edu to learn more about creating an account to access the Southeast Institutional Membership.


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Educause

Educause is a community of IT leaders and professionals that work together to tackle challenges and leverage opportunities that are constantly evolving within higher education. Educause supports those who lead, manage, deploy, and use information technology to advance higher education.

Educause helps you stay up-to-date on trends and make informed decisions in the classroom, advance your knowledge and career, and make connections and network with peers.


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Quality Matters (QM)

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM helps faculty develop best practices, improve existing courses, increase overall quality of online courses, and provide ways to help increase student engagement in an online course.


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Missouri Academic Advising Association (MACADA)

MACADA promotes excellence in academic advising and supports the development of professional competencies linked to students’ academic achievement, retention, and persistence to graduation. MACADA provides opportunities for professional development , developing connections, and leadership for a diverse body of higher education professionals throughout the state of Missouri.


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National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

NACADA is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students.

NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by promoting a Consulting and Speaker Service, an Awards Program, and funding for research related to academic advising.

Contact

Advising and Information
Phone: 1 (573) 651-2766
Fax: 1 (573) 651-2859
Undergraduate inquiries: southeastonline@semo.edu
Graduate inquiries: graduateonline@semo.edu