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06.01.2021 - 1 minute Read

Virtual Learning Strategy call for Expressions of Interest (EOI)

eCampusOntario released its call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) on January 6, 2020 in support of the Government of Ontario’s Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS).

Please use this link to access all VLS Expressions of Interest (EOIs):

Access EOIs

Announced on December 11, 2020, the VLS is an historic $50 million investment by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) intended to drive growth and advancement in virtual learning across the province’s post-secondary institutions. The strategy will expand the possibilities of traditional and life-long learning through the accelerated use of both online and hybrid learning.

Members of the eCampusOntario Consortium, which includes the province’s 45 colleges and universities and one Indigenous institute, can now apply for funding to create eligible content. A more detailed eligibility list is included in EOI documentation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on Ontario’s postsecondary education sector as institutions rapidly transitioned to remote delivery. In close consultations with the postsecondary sector in summer 2020, the MCU heard the need for virtual learning supports to enable access to high-quality learning. These results informed the launch of the Virtual Learning Strategy.