Press Releases and Publications
Micro-certification: towards a recursive system of learning recognition LinkedIn, February 3, 2020
In this three-part article series, interim co-executive director Lena Patterson talks about elements that develop a successful micro-certification strategy, including collaboration, a foundational framework and being comfortable with fluidity.
Bridging the job readiness gap: virtual tools for a new campus-to-workplace pathway LinkedIn, December 12, 2019
CEO David Porter explores the idea of teamwork as a key skill for student – and workplace – success.
Collaboration in hard times in education University Affairs, December 9, 2019
In this guest column, CEO David Porter presents one solution for a changing Ontario post-secondary landscape: collaboration between institutions.
The benefits of group think: building collaborative processes in higher education InsightaaS, November 20, 2019
Are collaborative processes the solution to a smarter, more impactful higher education? In this guest blog post, CEO David Porter makes the case.
eCampusOntario and provincial government enable digital academic continuity March 31, 2020
For eCampusOntario, human skills are the goal of technology-enabled education March 10, 2020
eCampusOntario leads education-industry collaboration through micro-certification February 4, 2020
eCampusOntario leads the creation of more skilled trades workers with less class time January 6, 2020
eCampusOntario leads micro-certification framework development in Ontario post-secondary system November 19, 2019
Franco-Ontario students can go online for experiential learning opportunities August 28, 2019
Ontario students can get textbooks for less March 29, 2019
In the Media
In the COVID-19 world, open source textbooks are the way of the future National Post, April 22, 2020
This column calls for widespread use of open educational resources (OER) as a solution for higher education’s emphasis on remote teaching and the increased financial strains on students. eCampusOntario gets a mention for its work with OER.
Ontario school closures extended to May, online learning to bridge gap Globe and Mail, March 31, 2020
This article details the province’s response to educational needs during the COVID-19 health emergency, including a partnership with eCampusOntario to help support academic continuity.
Ontario promises $25M for post-secondary institutions and support to allow online exams CTV News, March 31, 2020
This piece explores the government’s partnership with eCampusOntario, which helps make digital learning supports available during the COVID-19 emergency, including a tool that allows final exams to be delivered and graded online.
Could micro-credentials compete with traditional degrees? BBC WorkLife, February 17, 2020
This comprehensive article looks at the potential of alternative recognition to re-shape traditional career paths, and uses eCampusOntario’s micro-certification pilot as an example.
Augmented and virtual reality are helping colleges up their tech game Maclean’s, February 4, 2020
eCampusOntario’s AR/VR teaching pilot gets a mention in this article about the potential of virtual reality to make learning and workplace experiences more affordable, flexible and impactful.
4.7M Videos and Counting. A Look at Ontario’s Province-Wide Investment into LinkedIn Learning The LinkedIn Learning Blog, October 22, 2019
A look into the success of Ontario’s investment in LinkedIn Learning at provincial post-secondary institutions, with commentary from eCampusOntario’s CEO, David Porter
Ontario schools tally OER savings with new tool Campus Technology, July 9, 2019
Coverage of eCampusOntario’s impact calculator, a digital tool that helps calculate money saved by using open educational resources
Why are Canadian universities so slow to adopt digital learning? Maclean’s, April 24, 2019
CEO David Porter talks about Ontario’s growing appetite for online and technology-enabled learning options
University students can now earn badges to recognize their merits Maclean’s, April 10, 2019
CEO David Porter talks about the workplace value of micro-credentials
University profs can become video stars Soo Today, March 25, 2019
CEO David Porter explains how a digital learning partnership between Northern College and Algoma University increases post-secondary access
University students want profs to consider free options over textbooks CBC, September 12, 2018
CBC Kitchener-Waterloo explores students’ #textbookbroke campaign, and the role of platforms like eCampusOntario’s Open Library in affordability
Why women dominate the online learning space Globe and Mail, November 6, 2018
CEO David Porter talks about digital learning’s benefits for working professionals and those juggling multiple commitments
The open educational resources movement is redefining the concept of online textbooks University Affairs, April 4, 2017
CEO David Porter talks about open education as an emerging pedagogical approach
One-stop shopping for online courses Globe and Mail, November 19, 2015
Former CEOs Cathy Newell Kelly and Linda Rees talk about the value of online learning and the role of eCampusOntario’s LearnOnline portal