The ION Professional eLearning Program provides professional development programs and support to advance the practice and innovation of online learning for faculty, staff, and online leaders. ION also offers courses in accessibility and open educational resources that can be used by traditional faculty, staff, and education leaders.

Universities, community colleges, secondary schools, businesses, and agencies will all find something to help in their professional development.


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


  • Instructor-led online courses
  • Continuing education courses
  • Academic credit for graduate courses
  • Continuing education certificates
  • On-site Consulting and Workshops

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“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