ION | Illinois Online Network

Our Mission

"ION promotes and builds foundations for developing faculty and supporting online-enhanced education."

Teaching Online
 Teachers Online
  Teaching Online

ION provides online faculty professional development courses for credit or CEU's, the Master Online Teacher certificate, on-site presentations, Faculty Summer Institutes, and more.

We Have Programs and Partners around the world. For more information see:

Founding ION Partners
Global ION Partners
Individual Memberships
Create an Account

ION Services

MVCR logo

Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality

MVCR is a comprehensive faculty development program. After successfully completing 4 required courses, one elective, and the Practicum, you will be awarded the Master of Online Teaching MOT certificate.

COLA logo

Certified Online Learning Administrator

The COLA program certifies faculty, staff, and administrators who achieve a measurable level of knowledge related to online program support and administration. These are the online learning advocates and champions.


You are invited!

Are you interested in an Advanced Online Seminar or Essentials course or an in-person ION presentation at your "Faculty Welcome" event, in-service workshop, or professional development day, call or email the ION office for more details.

Badges and Credit

If the email address in your backpack ( is different than the one that received the "You've got a badge" message" -- the ION office may need to edit the details of your badge. The case of your email address in both places must match. You might want to check that. You should also see your badges on your MyMVCR dashboard page. See the ION badges story here - Contact the ION office if you cannot claim your badge.