Broadening skills and creating affordable resources for nursing students 03.06.2019

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels A new initiative developing high-impact educational resources will strengthen Ontario nursing programs, save students money and provide new graduates and practicing nurses with a broadened

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

Open Education Fellow alumni share their final projects 03.06.2019

2018 was a year of exploration and revelation for eCampusOntario’s inaugural cohort of Open Education (OE) Fellows. The OE Fellows were brought on board to lead inquiry projects and contribute

Interview: How technology can help strengthen trust in higher education 03.06.2019

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels A white paper written by William Gage, Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning at York University, and Michelle Sengara, PhD, sheds light on the role of technology in

Open, opener, openest: A superlative project in every sense 01.05.2019

Photo: Rawpixel via Pixabay By Bianca Parisi MLIS, Library and Learning Commons Technology Coordinator at Niagara College In this Ranger Report, Bianca Parisi, a technology coordinator at Niagara College and

Making Ontario course materials cheaper, better and more collaborative 01.05.2019

Image 1: Dr. Catherine Anderson (Ph.D) With support from eCampusOntario, Catherine turned a series of videos and open course material into a digital resource for her students and anyone else

Purposeful learning for a meaningful life: The mission – and future – of the SXD Lab 01.05.2019

Photo by eCampusOntario 2019, CC-BY SA By Chris Fernlund Lead, Student Supports, eCampusOntario Purposeful learning for a meaningful life. Does this statement just sound cool? Or does it have actual

A pilot project in experiential learning connects Ontario Francophone students with organizations seeking talent 01.05.2019

As part of an ongoing mission to support learning and skills-based opportunities for French-speaking Ontarians, eCampusOntario recently collaborated on a successful pilot project using technology to partner Francophone students with

Open at Scale: Creating affordable student resources in targeted subject areas 01.05.2019

Photo by Josh Sorenson from Pexels The Open at Scale approach originated through conversations with passionate practitioners and leaders who saw an opportunity to pursue open education at a systemic

Digital Inclusion of Marginalized Seniors 01.04.2019

Lowering barriers for seniors to access safe, high-quality healthcare information and resources online. A dynamic team of librarians from Fanshawe College spearheaded a research project examining seniors’ experiences as they

Open Ed Week 2019 Roundup 01.04.2019

Open Ed Week 2019 Roundup In Ontario, 2019’s Open Education Week was full of learning, engagement and discussion among open education enthusiasts at public post-secondary institutions across the region. Almost 60 events were listed on the Open Education Week Ontario calendar,

Digital Pedagogy Lab Hosts First Event in Toronto 01.04.2019

  DPL event leaders and keynote speakers (L-R: Sean Michael Morris, Rajiv Jhangiani, Jess Mitchel, Jesse Stommel) Toronto’s first Digital Pedagogy Lab (DPL) was a three-day event full of workshops, immersive courses and creative discussions surrounding

Ontario Open Badge Forum 2019 Round-Up 01.04.2019

The Ontario Open Badge Forum made its return on March 1, giving 110 participants the chance to understand the benefits of Open Badges, an alternative tool for recognizing skills and credentials. Through a series of lively

Meet the new Open Education Fellows (2019) 13.03.2019

Photo by Rodolfo Clix from Pexels Building on the success of the first cohort of Open Education Fellows, eCampusOntario proudly announces the names of the five OE Fellows for 2019: Tricia Bonner (Loyalist),

Meet the Open Education (OE) Fellows (2018) 08.03.2019

Helen DeWaard – Lakehead University Helen DeWaard teaches digital and media literacy at the Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Orillia. She has completed a Masters of Educational Technology from the

Program funded by eCampusOntario bridges gap for learners in Timmins, Ontario 04.03.2019

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Thanks to a new partnership program funded by eCampusOntario, Timmins-based Northern College and Sault St. Marie-based Algoma University have launched a new bridging program. The

Tracking the rise of digital learning 21.02.2019

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Survey sponsored by eCampusOntario highlights benefits, barriers to online learning Canadian universities, colleges and CEGEPs continue to embrace online learning as a key part of

Ontario Open Ed Week 2019 08.02.2019

Open Education Week is a global celebration of the open education movement. An initiative of the Open Education Consortium–a non-profit, global members-based network of open education institutions and organizations—this week

Training Ontarians for eLearning Opportunities 04.02.2019

Durham College and Collège La Cité help educators take their skills online for exciting new jobs and careers. Image 1: A group of students talks at a table New skills

eCampusOntario Supports Open Badges 2.0 04.02.2019

What if learners and job-seekers had access to a structured, widely recognizable method of showcasing their skills beyond the traditional resume? This challenge is the driving force behind eCampusOntario’s focus

5 Things Alan Davis Wants you to Know About Open Learning 10.01.2019

Last month, eCampusOntario sat down with Alan Davis, President and Vice-Chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University from Surrey, British Columbia. Under Davis’s leadership, Kwantlen has grown its influence in open education,

Designing smarter healthcare: turning nurses’ ideas into process improvements 07.01.2019

Ontario nurses lead the way. eCampusOntario funded a Ryerson University project that combines nursing expertise and industrial engineering to create “serious games” that lower training costs and create better value

eCampusOntario Open Education Fellows Fall Webinar Series 04.01.2019

eCampusOntario Open Education Fellows Fall Webinar Series This year, eCampusOntario welcomed six new partners, the Open Education (OE) Fellows, to lead action research focused on open education and contribute to

Exploring Open Ontario at the OEO Summit 06.12.2018

Photo by Kristopher Kinsinger on Unsplash On Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the second Open Education Ontario (OEO) Summit, thirty-plus pairs of experienced and rising Ontario Open Rangers generously shared their time and

TESS 2018 in Review 05.12.2018

The theme of the 2018 Technology Enabled Showcase + Seminar (TESS) was The Empowered Educator, which was derived from Simon Bates’ model (2014) of the 21st Century Educator for post-secondary