4 Reasons Six Red Marbles is the Right OPM Alternative

May 3, 2023

As a thought leader in the education industry, Six Red Marbles (SRM) has been helping institutions expand their program offerings for more than 25 years.  

But what sets us apart from an online program management (OPM) model?  

The answer is simple: We’re not an OPM. We believe in your academic freedom and content ownership, and in providing our partners with peace of mind, free from the regulations and concerns surrounding OPMs. So why is SRM the better choice for your institution’s online learning needs? Let’s take a closer look. 

1. Academic Freedom and Content Ownership  

Working with Six Red Marbles allows institutions to maintain academic freedom and retain ownership of their content. SRM takes a collaborative approach to content development, working with institutions to create and customize courses that meet their unique needs. This ensures that institutions have full control over their content and can make updates and changes as needed.  

2. No Revenue Sharing  

Unlike traditional OPM companies, Six Red Marbles does not take a revenue share in return for content development. We are a fee-for-services provider.  This means that institutions can invest in their online education programs without having to share their revenue with a third-party provider. 

3. Safe from Regulations  

OPMs are currently facing increased regulatory scrutiny from the US Department of Education, which has delayed the start date of new regulations for OPMs. SRM is not subject to these regulations. This provides institutions with peace of mind knowing that their online programs are not at risk of being impacted by changing legislation. 

4. Customization and Flexibility 

 At Six Red Marbles, from designing entire programs to helping to keep current coursers updated and refreshed, you work alongside a passionate team who cares about creating high-quality online learning experiences that are tailored to the unique needs of your students.. Our team of thoughtful professionals works with your faculty every step of the way to ensure that your online courses are not just effective, but engaging and memorable. We do not produce cookie-cutter solutions. You can rest assured that your online courses will truly stand out thanks to our full-service learning design team who will build and support a fully customizable and flexible experience for your learners. Six Red Marbles is committed to building long-term relationships with our clients and providing ongoing support and expertise to help you exceed your goals. 

The Right Choice  

Ready to make the right choice for your educational content needs? Contact us today to discover how working with Six Red Marbles can empower you with your academic freedom, content ownership, dedicated support, and expert guidance. Let’s create something extraordinary together!


Six Red Marbles is the right choice for your educational content needs. 

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