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New Micro-credential Toolkit enables pathways for lifelong learning 14.06.2022

This June, eCampusOntario announced the publication of its Micro-credential Toolkit, a how-to guide to help institutions develop micro-credential programs that meet the needs of learners and fill the skill gaps

eCampusOntario’s Open Library launches Enhanced User Experience 27.04.2022

New search widget, more item details, and more! It’s been a busy year for the eCampusOntario Open Library! We have been hard at work developing a better user experience with

eCampusOntario Announces the VLS Collection Open House 17.03.2022

Collaborative, learner-driven, high-quality, digital-by-design materials for all Ontario learners and educators, now and into the future.  eCampusOntario announced today its first VLS Collection Open House, a week-long event showcasing the

Introducing the Micro-credential Forum 2022: Keynote Speakers 08.03.2022

Micro-credential Forum 2022 is right around the corner! We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speakers will be: Dr. Tara Laughlin Education Designer, Micro-credentialling, Education Design Lab March

Build your toolbox at Micro-credential Forum 15.02.2022

March 10, 1:00pm – 5:30pm March 11, 9:00am – 1:30pm Moving beyond theoretical debates, Micro-credential Forum 2022 will examine what micro-credentials look like in practice. We’ve talked about them; now

2020-21 Annual Report: Expanding Access to Learning 29.11.2021

eCampusOntario is pleased to announce the publication of our 2020-21 Annual Report: Expanding Access to Learning. The past year has been exceptional in many ways, including the dedication, innovation and

Applications for Second Round Virtual Learning Strategy funding are now open 04.11.2021

Building on an initial investment of $50 million in virtual learning in January 2021, an additional $8 million will now be made available by eCampusOntario through this Second Round of

Ontario Expanding High-Quality, Accessible Virtual Learning 28.10.2021

Province’s call for proposals in partnership with eCampusOntario will help students increase their skills and create fulfilling careers Originally published on Ontario.ca TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $10.7

Ontario Invests in Virtual Learning Strategy 11.12.2020

Province strengthens its position as a global leader in postsecondary education December 11, 2020 Originally published on Ontario.ca  TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $50 million in virtual learning

Making the leap from classroom to biomanufacturing center: How one micro-credential is helping bridge the gap for science students 30.11.2020

For industries that produce products for human consumption, such as food, beverages or medication, adhering to a comprehensive set of regulations is crucial. That’s why a team from Algonquin College,

eCampusOntario, City of Toronto, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada support new partnership model with Toronto’s higher education institutions 09.11.2020

TORONTO – November 9, 2020 – Today, Dr. Robert Luke, CEO of eCampusOntario joined the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto to announce the launch of a

Educators explore social annotation in eCampusOntario pilot to boost student engagement 29.09.2020

In eCampusOntario’s latest educational technology pilot, educators are exploring social annotation, the use of a digital tool to enable students to collaboratively engage in otherwise static course readings. As part

New micro-certification in patient care teaches valuable skills amidst pandemic 03.09.2020

When a team from Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech) and Durham Region’s Lakeridge Health developed a micro-certification for patient care, they had no idea how invaluable it would be when

Boosting digital teaching skills, one cohort at a time 26.06.2020

Looking for strategies to boost remote teaching before the Fall semester starts? One of eCampusOntario’s signature programs could be coming to an institution near you. Ontario Extend is a free,

Want to demo and review some of the latest educational technology? 26.05.2020

eCampusOntario is seeking postsecondary educators to be part of its EdTech Review Group, which tests and reviews different types of educational technologies. Educators who sign up will receive ongoing opportunities

TESS 2020 01.04.2020

Save the date: October 20 – 21 2020. For more details, sign up for our newsletter.

What does a micro-certification pilot really look like? 09.03.2020

eCampusOntario’s work with micro-credentials aims to strengthen and expand micro-certification activity at Ontario colleges and universities through a common framework and a community of practice. As part of this work, eCampusOntario supports 14 education/industry micro-certification pilots, where Ontario post-secondary institutions and industry partners collaborate to test new credentials. Read a sample of pilot summaries below.

What do students want in a learning analytics tool? 28.02.2020

Last month, students and faculty took part in a key phase of eCampusOntario’s ongoing learning analytics initiative: a sprint designed to gather student insight and understand student learning experiences. eCampusOntario’s

How an Ontario industry/education partnership gives students an edge in workplace safety 18.12.2019

In technical industries where handling hazardous or explosive materials is a day-to-day occurrence, workplace safety takes on a whole new meaning. While certain industries or organizations have safety standards to

SXD Lab prepares to design scalable experiential learning 31.10.2019

What’s new in the Lab? Forty-three Ontario post-secondary students began work last month with eCampusOntario’s Student Experience Design (SXD) Lab, a student-led innovation hub tackling some of the most complex

5 questions about eCampusOntario’s province-wide learning analytics initiative 27.09.2019

eCampusOntario’s EdTech Sandbox is a testbed where member institutions can co-design, pilot, report on, and share their experiences with emerging digital tools and technologies. One of the technologies addressed in

Online Master of Public Safety program gains 200 students in first two years 05.09.2019

In 2016, with support from eCampusOntario, Wilfrid Laurier University faculty and staff began developing a Master of Public Safety (MPS) to be responsive to an evolving public safety field in

Enabling collaboration, upskilling for Ontario health-care workers 31.07.2019

Collaborative skills are essential for professionals working with Ontario’s growing senior population, a demographic often needing complex or long-term care. Increasing access to programs that not only teach health care,

Education-industry partnership promotes upskilling in the building sciences 02.07.2019

With support from eCampusOntario, a team of educators and industry professionals designed a series of open learning modules that educate learners and industry professionals about building science, a subject that’s increasingly

The great Ontario business textbook sprint 03.06.2019

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Open digital textbooks are affordable and portable for students and easy to customize for educators. In February 2018, eCampusOntario gathered leading business faculty from Fanshawe