Friday, September 25, 2015

UPCEA And OLC Form Coalition To Advance The Interests Of Non-Traditional Learners

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) have formed a coalition to advance the interests of non-traditional (sometimes called "contemporary") learners and the programs that support them. "UPCEA and OLC believe the future of higher education is inexorably linked to issues facing non-traditional learners who comprise roughly 85 percent of today's student population," said Robert Hansen, Ph.D., CEO of UPCEA. "Non-traditional learners are working adults, single parents, veterans and military personnel, caregivers, and others for whom full-time classroom-based learning creates enormous challenges of time, access and cost," said Kathleen S. Ives, D.M., CEO and executive director of OLC. "The ultimate purpose of our partnership is to ensure these learners have access to high-quality courses and programs that allow them to meet the competing demands of work, family and education." http://www.upcea.edu/content.asp?contentid=445

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