Membership has its perks! Institutional members of the Illinois Online Network receive discounts on course registration for all faculty and staff employees. The faculty development and online learning liaisons at the institution also gain access to member-only resources thatinclude resources to support your on-campus professional development and information on achieving accreditation for online programs.


Any educational institution, government agency, or business is eligible to join ION. Members receive $100 off every course registration for their employees.

Founding Members

ION was founded in 1997 as a partnership between the University of Illinois and ten Illinois community colleges. That special relationship remains strong today, and extends to all 48 Illinois Community Colleges.

Any Illinois community college that wishes to join ION is eligible for special pricing for their institutional membership. Paid founding members receive the lowest possible price for continuing education courses for all employees.