Online program management (OPM), the partial or complete act of bringing an academic or training program online, can increase the number of users that complete the program. It can also motivate students or participants to be more involved with program activities. OPM can help make a program more social and more up-to-date.
Online program management is perhaps one of the hottest topics in higher education technology today, but it's also somewhat poorly understood. The term Online Program Management, OPM, can be used to describe the process, technology and providers associated with web-based higher education delivery. This analysis uses industry analyst Phil Hill's definition: "organizations (mostly for-profit companies, but with at least one non-profit variation) that help non-profit schools develop online programs" (Hill, 2016).