- The Center will incorporate all members of the Learning and Performance Systems faculty (programs include Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, Learning Design and Technology, and Workforce Education) at Penn State University.
- The interdisciplinary nature of distance education means that the Center will seek the involvement of faculty from other programs and divisions of The College of Education, as well as members of the faculty community throughout Penn State University.
- The Center also seeks the involvement of individuals from the Penn State World Campus community.
- The Center will reach out to academics and practitioners from other universities and colleges, private corporations, the armed forces, healthcare, and other sectors. It is hoped that collaboration will stimulate and encourage research and teaching, and will provide internship and networking opportunities for students.