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Ray Schroeder - University of Illinois Springfield and UPCEA. Springfield, IL, US

Ray Schroeder Ray Schroeder

Professor Emeritus, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director | University of Illinois Springfield and UPCEA

Springfield, IL, UNITED STATES

Online Learning and Education Technology Scholar



Ray Schroeder is Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield and Director of the Center for Online Leadership and Strategy at the University Continuing and Professional Education Association (UPCEA). Schroeder has numerous national presentations and publications in online and technology-enhanced learning. Ray has published the popular Online Learning Update and Educational Technology blogs for the past decade. He was a Sloan Consortium Distinguished Scholar in Online Learning 2002-2003, recipient of the 2002 Sloan-C award for the “Most Outstanding Achievement in ALN by an Individual,” University of Southern Maine “Visiting Scholar in Online Learning” 2006-2009, and co-founder of the New Century Learning Consortium. Ray was named the inaugural 2010 recipient of the Sloan Consortium's highest Individual award - the A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award. Ray received the 2011 University of Illinois Distinguished Service Award. Schroeder is an inaugural Sloan Consortium Fellow and the 2012 Innovation Fellow for Digital Learning by the UPCEA.

Industry Expertise (3)


Professional Training and Coaching


Areas of Expertise (3)

Future of Education

Online Learning

Moocs and Other Massive Online Learning Approaches

Accomplishments (7)

University of Illinois Distinguished Service Award (professional)


Established in 1972, this honor is bestowed upon alumni, faculty, staff or friends of the University of Illinois by the University of Illinois Alumni Association on behalf of the University. The honor is given to those individuals who have consistently demonstrated extraordinary commitment, dedication and service to the advancement of the University of Illinois.

Mayadas Leadership Award in Online Education (professional)


The highest individual recognition offered by the Sloan Consortium comes in the form of the Mayadas Leadership Award, which acknowledges and celebrates leadership in online education. This award recognizes prominent professionals whose work has had significant positive impact on online learning within the higher education community. Through this award, the Sloan Consortium seeks to recognize those innovative individuals who most clearly have demonstrated the ability to advance online learning.

Inaugural Sloan Consortium Fellow (professional)


Recognition as a Sloan-C Fellow is one of unusual professional distinction and is conferred by the Sloan-C Board of Directors upon individual member of the Sloan Consortium who have: outstanding and extraordinary qualifications in the field of online learning; significant experience in online learning or an allied field; a record of distinguished service to Sloan-C or the field; and extraordinary contributions or leadership in the field of online learning. The number of individuals who can be re

UPCEA Innovation Fellow in Digital Learning (professional)


Inaugural recipient of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Innovation Fellow for leadership in digital learning.

Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning (professional)


The 2002 recipient of the Sloan Consortium Most Outstanding Achievement award. The was just the second time the award had been granted. At the time, it was the highest individual award given by the Sloan Consortium.

Who's Who in America (professional)


Continuously recognized for national leadership through Who's Who in America annually 2006 through 2013.

Leading the E-Learning Transformation of Higher Education (professional)


Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. Co-author.

Education (2)

Augustana College: AB, Speech 1970

University of Illinois: MS, Radio and Television 1972

Affiliations (2)

  • University Professional and Continuing Education Association
  • Sloan-Consortium

Event Appearances (8)

Vortex of Techology

Teaching Professor Technology Conference  Atlanta, GA


Evolving Model of MOOCs

International Conference on Hybrid Learning  University of Toronto


MOOCs: Practices, Pedagogies, and Predictions

Sloan Consortium Emerging Technologies Conference  Las Vegas, NV


Game Changers in Online Learning

UPCEA annual conference  Boston, MA


Community College to University Degree Completion via Dual Enrollment Model

Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education  Chicago, IL


The Changing Online Environment in Online Higher Education

Annual Faculty Convocation  Southeast Missouri State University


Design, Development, Delivery, and Facilitation of a MOOC

Inaugural Fischer Lecture: Center for Online Innovation in Learning  Penn State University


Building Virtual Bridges in an Era of MOOCs and Mashups; Plenary presentation

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Central Region Annual Conference  University of Illinois Urbana, IL


Sample Talks (1)

Vortex of Technology - Teaching Professor Tech Conference in Atlanta 2013

Technology is at the vortex of reform in higher education. Enabling new methods and modes of outreach, emerging technologies are helping to re-structure education.



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