OLC, UPCEA, & WCET Memberships

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To celebrate NDLW, this week, every day of the week, UMOnline will share with faculty, students and staff several resources, ideas and examples of the type of work you can do with us.

Today, we would like to share with you 3 different memberships that we have available for faculty and staff that work at the University of Montana. Join one, two or all of them!


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 – anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Institutional Member Benefits:


UPCEA is the leading association 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.

Institutional Member Benefits:

  • Access to research from our Center for Research and Strategy
  • Members have access to CORe to get real-time advice, have questions answered and gain ideas from other members - Members also have access to our membership directory – Your CORe login credentials are the same as your member portal credentials.
  • UPCEA’s weekly Briefing which is delivered to all members inboxes keeping the PCO community updated on trends and important information.
  • Member content in CORe such as benchmarking studies, conference session slides, and webinars, both live and recorded.
  • Ability to join one or more Networks that focus on the seven areas of professional, continuing and online education.
  • Member pricing to our national and regional conferences.
  • Member-only awards on the national and regional levels as well as for marketing efforts.

WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies

WCET is a national, membership-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of effective practices and policies, advancing excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education.

Institutional Member Benefits:

  • All University of Montana administrators, staff, and faculty are invited to subscribe to WCET’s member-only email lists.
  • WCETNews - WCET produces a compilation of national news related to higher ed and technology, in three categories – academic, technology and policy. It is a great way to stay on top of what is happening in higher ed and technology. Also, members can advertise job openings via WCET’s Friday Job Posts.
  • WCETDiscuss - This is WCET’s moderated list for discussions. There are excellent exchanges and sharing via this list over a wide range of issues – from how instructional design is organized to adjunct faculty pay to the integration of web collaboration tools and more. WCET’s membership includes resources from institutions of all sizes and sectors across the country.
  • WCET’s website is full of useful resources related to WCET’s primary focus areas: Emerging Technologies, Faculty Success, Student Success, Policy & Regulations, and Organizational Success. Examples of current issues include adaptive learning, credentials for 21st Century, accessibility, academic integrity, IoT and VR, and state authorization.