Talk to discuss resources available for launching online courses and programs

Curious about what it takes to start an online course or program? Have an idea, but not sure where to get started?

On Friday, Dec. 6, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a discussion with Purdue Online staff members Athena Kennedy, online program launch director, and Cody Connor, assistant director of instructional design, as they discuss the online launch process.

The talk is part of Purdue Online’s monthly Tech Today series, to be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, in WALC 3138. Registration is recommended, but not required. Click here for more information and to register.

Topics include:

  • How Purdue Online can provide financial feasibility projections.
  • Course design and development services.
  • Support for the launch and maintenance of online programs.

Kennedy and Connor say their talk will also include a chance for attendees to ask questions and discuss the challenges or concerns they have with launching a new course or program.

“Our job is to work with faculty as they pursue creating an online offering, whether that’s a degree program, a certificate program, or a noncredit program,” says Kennedy.

Purdue Online’s launch process also helps programs navigate the necessary internal and external approval processes, as well as providing instruction design support to create courses and other program offerings.

“Our goal is to provide concierge service from ideation to implementation and launch, and beyond,” Connor says.

To learn more about Purdue Online’s program and course launch process, visit

Writer: Dave Stephens, technology writer, Information Technology at Purdue, 765-496-7998,

Last updated: November 26, 2019