eCampusOntario announces EdTech Sandbox
eCampusOntario is seeking Expressions of Interest from Ontario post-secondary institutions to participate in an EdTech Sandbox. The eCampusOntario Sandbox will provide institutions with an opportunity to explore and report back on their experience with a set of new tools to support technology-enabled learning in a risk-free environment. eCampusOntario relies on the expertise of member institutions and their faculty and instructors to inform future decision making around potential shared services that will benefit Ontario PSE.
The first iteration of the Sandbox environment will be seeded with platforms and licenses in the following areas. To learn more, please follow each link:
Each of the technologies listed above has a separate submission process. Institutions are encouraged to review each opportunity and submit according to the guidelines provided.
Support for the growth and expansion of online learning and teaching is central to the mandate of eCampusOntario and its members. As part of this growth, it is important that member institutions in Ontario be provided the opportunity to explore and test emerging educational technology in the moment. The eCampusOntario Sandbox will provide early adopters at Ontario institutions with a safe, risk-free environment to test an emergent educational technology in their local context, report back to the eCampusOntario community, and ultimately contribute to decision making which will advance the sector as a whole.
INFORMATION SESSION WEBINARS
We will host an Information Session webinar for each of the Sandbox environments:
Open Badging with CanCred
Monday, June 26, 12:00pm: Register now.
Experiential Learning with Riipen
Tuesday, June 27, 12:00pm: Register now.
Virtual Simulations with Labster
Thursday, June 29, 12:00pm: Register now.
Please submit questions to Lena Patterson, email@example.com.