The ION Professional eLearning Programs provides professional development programs and support to advance the practice and innovation of online learning for faculty, staff and online leaders.

ION advances the practice and innovation of online learning by providing high quality professional development to higher education faculty, staff, and administrators.

The Goals of ION

  • Provide an unrivaled and robust professional development courses and certifications
  • Produce professionals who will be in high demand as online instructors
  • Produce professionals who will be capable of fulfilling leadership roles in an online environment

Services ION Provides

Online Courses

  • Individual Continuing
  • Education Courses
  • Academic Credit Graduate Courses
  • Certificated Programs
  • On-site Consulting and Workshops

Learn. Apply Your Knowledge. Network.

ION offers courses and certificates in online teaching, leadership, and digital accessibility.

“Having never taught online or even taken an online course, I knew I had a lot to learn. Reading about, researching, and discussing best practices in online instruction, course design, and the creation of an environment which promotes student satisfaction and success has been enlightening and has already boosted my confidence. I would recommend all instructors teaching online take the courses offered through UIS. The Overview course is exactly what I hoped for when I enrolled. I’m also enjoying being a student again! It’s been a long time”.

Jennifer HugginsInterim Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of English and Communication – Kankakee Community College