Program Development Funding

2016-2018 Online Program Development

At eCampusOntario, growing Ontario’s public post-secondary online learning is one of our most important objectives. To that end, eCampusOntario has issued an online program development fund Request for Proposals (RFP) to all of Ontario’s public post-secondary institutions.

Through collaboration and partnership, exceptional for-credit online learning programs will be created that give students access to more education, leading to complete degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Project Management

La Cité (three sectors), in partnership with Collège Boréal, wishes to develop a new program in Project Management.

The two colleges take pride in their proposal to develop an entirely online and local certificate, including courses which can be funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The certificate will consist of a common core and three specializations: Construction, IT and Event Project Management.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Collége La Cité
College Boréal

Grant:

$458,045.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Certificate in English-French Translation

The Certificate in Translation initiates the student to professional translation of English into French. This program aims to give Francophones a strong university education for which the written language is indispensable to their profession; it also aims to provide a methodological and practical initiation to those who wish to become professional specialists in translation from English to French.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: University of Ottawa
Ryerson University

Grant:

$100,000.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Management of Childcare Services

La Cité (two sectors), in partnership with Collège Boréal, wishes to make the post-graduate certificate in Management of Childcare Services completely online. The course was originally launched during the two preceding rounds of financing for the Shared Online Course Fund.

La Cité and Collège Boréal have already digitized 360 hours of coursework out of the 555 hours included in this post-graduate course.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Collége La Cité
College Boréal

Grant:

$214,072.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

French for Professionals Certificate

This project proposes the development of a new, fully online undergraduate certificate in French for Professionals, to be launched in Fall 2018.

In Canada, new graduates, professionals and other job-seekers who can communicate effectively in French as a Second Language (FSL) are more likely to be successfully employed in bilingual workplaces (Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, 2016).

The goal of this new certificate program is to enable learners of French as a Second Language to develop and enhance language skills to work in bilingual professional environments such as healthcare, government, law and other industries.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution; Queen's University
University of Ottawa

Grant:

$214,047.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Online Computer Science Pathway Initiative

The Online Computer Science Pathway Initiative is a new approach to an articulation/degree completion pathway leveraging existing working relationships and pathways between the University of Windsor and St Clair College.

The program will offer a flexible, student‐focused, efficient pathway for learners to gain multiple credentials that will enhance their employability.

Project Deliverable: Still in progress

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: University of Windsor
St. Clair College

Grant:

$631,297.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Early Childhood Studies Degree Completion BASc Program

This project seeks to convert the existing Early Childhood Studies Degree Completion Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) program into to a fully online format.

The University of Guelph will lead the project and build on the successful, longstanding collaboration between University of Guelph, University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: University of Guelph
Humber College

Grant:

$264,839.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Nephrology Nursing, College Certificate

The Nephrology Nursing Certificate is comprised of seven courses. Graduates will be well prepared to write the Canadian Nurses Association’s specialty certification exam in nephrology nursing.

Conestoga’s existing collaboration with the Waterloo Wellington Integrated Renal Program will ensure that graduating students are prepared to be workforce ready in the field of nephrology nursing.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Conestoga College
Durham College
Mohawk College

Grant:

$409,456.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Office Administration – Legal

Loyalist College, in collaboration with Algonquin College and Northern College, will develop the first fully online Office Administration – Legal Ontario College diploma. The fully online program is designed for students who wish to pursue this field of study, however are unable to study full time or in class.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Loyalist College
Algonquin College
Northern College

Grant:

$709,410.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Graduate Certificate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The Graduate Certificate in Industrial and Organisational Psychology is a new online program proposed at the University of Windsor to provide advanced knowledge in the field of industrial and organisation psychology, particularly for Canadian Human Resource Professionals.

The program is designed to provide students who have a degree, or who are working as HR professionals, with specialist knowledge from a psychological perspective.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: University of Windsor;

Grant:

$247,273.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Graduate Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University, in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, and the Faculties of Human Kinetics and Nursing at the University of Windsor, will develop a new, fully online Graduate Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

The project will involve both the design of the new program and the development of thirteen courses. The initiative will focus initially on:

  1. Professional learners who are employed in the health sector
  2. Graduates of health-sciences post-secondary education (PSE) programs who are seeking additional PSE.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Western University
University of Ottawa
University of Windsor

Grant:

$802,120.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Diploma in Materials Chemistry and Nanoscience

The Diploma in Materials Chemistry and Nanoscience is a new online undergraduate program proposed at the University of Windsor as a collaboration between the Faculty of Science (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and the Faculty of Engineering (Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering).

This exciting new program will be:

  1. Part of a significant expansion in materials chemistry at the University, including the upcoming launch of undergraduate stream in Materials Chemistry
  2. Compliment the development of a new Masters of Engineering in Materials and Chemistry in conjunction with MAME over the next two years.

Project Deliverable: Program currently in approval process. Courses pilot target Winter 2019.

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: University of Windsor
Western University

Grant:

$500,845.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

eLearning Developer

The eLearning Developer program will respond to a growing demand for expertise, both technological and pedagogical, in the creation of online programming. As the field of online education continues to grow and mature, this certificate meets both the current and future labour market demand.

Educators, trainers, designers, and administrators will benefit from completing this program. It will appeal to both the traditional educator, and anyone in business/industry who creates online materials.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Durham College
La Cite College
Seneca College
St. Lawrence College

Grant:

$655,771.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Professional Masters in Space Studies

The Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration at Western University will develop a new online Professional Masters in Space Studies. The project builds upon the rapid expansion of the commercial space sector, and the excitement surrounding space exploration internationally.

This would be the first professional degree in Canada to:

  1. Bring an interdisciplinary approach to space studies
  2. Provide an avenue for continued study for those who intend to seek a career in the growing Space industry, rather than in academia.

Project Deliverable: Still in progress

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Western University

Grant:

$309,429.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Certificate in Advanced Research Skills

The project will develop a new, fully online certificate program in advanced research skills, to be launched in Fall 2017. The fully online delivery model will make this innovative program accessible to learners from all disciplines in Ontario and across Canada.

To our knowledge, it is the first interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research skills certificate. This groundbreaking course will:

  1. Recognize the ability of the learner to construct her or his own learning
  2. Create opportunities for self-directed learning
  3. Be aligned with the pedagogical approach of inquiry-based learning.

Project Deliverable: Program currently in approval process. See program announcement

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Queen's University

Grant:

$187,298.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Global Action and Engagement Certificate (GAEC)

The project will develop a new, fully online undergraduate Global Action and Engagement Certificate (GAEC), along with three core courses, to launch in Fall 2018.

The fully online delivery model will make this innovative program:

  1. Accessible to learners across Ontario and Canada
  2. An ideal way to earn a recognized credential that demonstrates cross-cultural competencies, intellectual creativity, and collaborative problem solving skills
  3. The standard for proficiencies to work/volunteer in complex global settings.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Queen's University
University of Ottawa

Grant:

$212,517.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Advanced Correctional Practice for Complex Populations: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Today’s complex offender population includes those who could be characterized by at least one of the following descriptors:

  1. Transgendered
  2. Two-spirited
  3. Experiencing mental health issues or chronically ill
  4. Impacted by trauma
  5. Has substance abuse issues or addictions
  6. Female, youth, Indigenous, person of colour
  7. Of senior age

As our federal and provincial offender populations have become more complex, the need for more targeted workforce capacity has grown, both for those who desire to enter the corrections services workforce, as well as those employed as correctional officers, community corrections workers, and parole officers.

The goal of this project is to create an Ontario College Graduate Certificate in both English and French, focused specifically on strategies for working with complex offender populations.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Conestoga College
College Boréal

Grant:

$547,180.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation

This project converts the existing program – Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation (DPE) – to a fully online delivery format.

The new program will provide a flexible option for professionals to upgrade their knowledge and skills who, given distance and busy schedules, would not otherwise be able to attend on-campus, executive education.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Carleton University

Grant:

$90,160.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma

A strategic partnership between Seneca, Algonquin, Lambton, and Conestoga Colleges will result in the development of a fully online Fitness and Health Promotion (FHP) Ontario College Diploma.

The new Diploma will be:

  1. Comprised of 23 courses, six of which have been developed in an online format (funded through previous eCampusOntario funding)
  2. An excellent compilation of foundational skills and interdisciplinary knowledge applicable to Fitness and Health Promotion in many environments: Child, youth and adult fitness environments and senior centres
  3. Offered through OntarioLearn

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Seneca College
Algonquin College
Conestoga College
Lambton College

Grant:

$667,895.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

The Master of Arts in Public Safety

This program will be designed with an innovative approach to online pedagogy, student service, and technology. The MA in Public Safety will be offered exclusively and fully online with the working adult student in mind.

A constructivist learning approach will allow adult learners to:

  1. Build on what they already know
  2. Enjoy latitude to pursue individual interests
  3. Leverage the support of an online community of learners
  4. Access content that is both relevant and designed to engage

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Wilfrid Laurier University

Grant:

$806,400.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Trades Management)

The Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Trades Management) will be a new, fully online, four-year degree that:

  1. Augments skills developed through apprentice/journeyperson training
  2. Brings focus to competencies currently in demand and required by tradespersons who want to take on greater responsibilities
  3. Supports those pursuing management in medium to large organizations

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Mohawk College
Algonquin College
George Brown College

Grant:

$697,700.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Certificate in Employment Relations (CEMPR)

This project will redesign a certificate program in employment relations for fully online delivery, to be launched in Summer 2018.

This project brings together two universities and participants from several Queen’s Faculties, Schools, Departments and Programs to develop, design, and deliver the program.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Queen's University

Grant:

$262,956.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Family and Community Social Services Degree Completion BASc Program

This project will convert the existing Family and Community Social Services Degree Completion, Bachelor of Applied Science program to a fully online format.

The University of Guelph will lead the project and build on the successful, longstanding collaboration between University of Guelph, University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: University of Guelph

Grant:

$349,525.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Online Course-Based Masters of Science in Physics program

This project will convert an existing, on-campus, course-based Masters of Science in Physics at the University of Windsor into an online program leading to a M.Sc. degree in 16 months.

Three institutional partners will create a pool of online courses under an articulation agreement called ‘Ontario Physics Education Network’ (OPEN).

Agreements will be set up for credit transfers between institutions, allowing for completion of the online course-based Masters.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: University of Windsor
Trent University
York University

Grant:

$322,537.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

A Collaborative Online Bridging Program from Computer Engineering Technician Diploma Programs to a Bachelor of Computer Science

This program will create a fully online Computer Science bridging program for students to ladder from Computer Engineering Technician diploma programs at Ontario Colleges to a Bachelor of Computer Science degree program.

Currently there is no fully online mechanism for learners to move between the College and University seamlessly in this sector.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Northern College
Durham College
Algoma University

Grant:

$307,735.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

This project will develop three courses for the new online Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership (MEERL) to be launched in January 2017.

MEERL is a part-time, course-based, graduate program introduced by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s that:

  1. Capitalizes on Queen’s widely recognized strengths in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the Smith School of Business, the School of Policy Studies and the Department of Economics
  2. Works with industry to deliver courses that take an interdisciplinary approach focused on resource-related decision-making
  3. Can be leveraged by those working in natural resources, policy, and regulation

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Queen's University

Grant:

$151,317.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Trent University Diploma, Circumpolar Studies Specialization

The purpose of this innovative project will be to:

  1. Redevelop existing Trent courses and offer new packaging and delivery options for University of the Arctic curriculum for Ontario’s post-secondary institutions
  2. Deliver a fully-online, five full-credit diploma in Circumpolar Studies

The online diploma may be used as the foundation for a study abroad semester with the University of the Arctic, and as a supplementary certificate for post-secondary students studying in programs such as Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies, Canadian Studies, Anthropology, Political Studies, History or Geography.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Trent University

Grant:

$176,000.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Addictions and Mental Health – Ontario College Graduate Certificate

The primary focus of this project will be to:

  1. Convert the current face-to-face ADMH certificate into a fully online, accessible, flexible learning experience
  2. Work in partnership with St. Lawrence College and Algonquin College
  3. Use cutting-edge technologies, recent content and engaging, differentiated learning activities to train students for the front lines of delivering effective addictions and mental health services.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Humber College
Algonquin College
St. Lawrence College

Grant:

$538,114.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Graduate Diploma in Climate Risk Management

The Graduate Diploma in Climate Risk Management (GDip CRM) will:

  1. Be designed as a fully online, Type 3, stand-alone, direct-entry diploma
  2. Meet the needs of early to mid-career professionals tasked with climate change risk management and adaptation as part of their regular professional duties
  3. Consist of four courses which can be completed in as little as one year
  4. Have the distinction of being the only university-level graduate diploma program of its kind in Canada

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: University of Waterloo
Wilfrid Laurier University

Grant:

$330,000.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Early Childhood Education – Resource Consulting Ontario College Graduate Certificate

This multi-year strategic partnership between Seneca and Conestoga College will:

  1. Culminate in a new, fully online program
  2. Offer an Early Childhood Education – Resource Consulting, Ontario College Graduate Certificate that reflects new, provincially-mandated Ministry standards
  3. Integrate significantly updated program and course learning outcomes
  4. Be comprised of seven courses – two of which have been developed by Seneca College through previous eCampusOntario funding
  5. Provide advanced skills and interdisciplinary knowledge applicable to many environments in the Early Childhood Education – Resource Consulting sector.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Seneca College
Conestoga College

Grant:

$273,460.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Queen’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate (QEIC)

This project is to develop a new fully online certificate program in innovation and entrepreneurship to be launched in Fall 2018.

This will be a uniquely collaborative academic initiative that brings together participants from nine Queen’s Faculties, Schools, Departments and service units to develop, design and deliver the program.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Queen's University

Grant:

$363,835.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Interior Decorating, Ontario College Certificate

The Interior Decorating Ontario College Certificate is comprised of 12 courses. Introduction to Interior Decorating was funded through the Shared Online Course Fund (SOCF) in 2015, while the Colour Theory course was redesigned by Sheridan College in 2016.

With support from eCampusOntario, funding for the remaining ten courses will be delivered to launch the first fully online Interior Decorating Ontario College Certificate by March 2018.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Conestoga College
Lambton College
Seneca College
Sheridan College

Grant:

$559,396.00

Project Type:

Existing Program to Online Delivery

Small Business Management – Trades

This program is a fully online Ontario College Diploma program providing tradespersons who possess their Certificate of Qualification within their trade with an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to plan and manage a business.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Algonquin College
Canadore College
S.S. Fleming College
Lambton College
St. Lawrence College

Grant:

$369,200.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Doctor of Science – Rehabilitation and Health Leadership

This project will develop the new Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership (DSc RHL) plus four courses within this program.

The DSc (RHL) is a professional doctorate that will produce ‘leader scholars’.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Queen's University

Grant:

$182,594.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Applied Research and Analysis: Healthy Public Policy

This multi-year project will:

  1. Leverage the interdisciplinary expertise of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Centre for Community Research Learning and Action (CCRLA) and its Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) as well as Conestoga College’s Centre of Innovation and Excellence in Advancing Healthy Communities
  2. Create a six-course program resulting in a college certificate that is new to the Ontario college and university system
  3. Provide a unique focus on shared responsibility for supporting substantive research analysis for healthy public policy

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Conestoga College
Wilfrid Laurier University

Grant:

$223,840.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Master of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (MEMA)

Currently, there is a shortage of post-graduate professional programming for students seeking advanced training in the environmental sciences.

This is especially true for online programs, even though online course delivery is proven to be effective and flexible, especially for individuals who otherwise lack direct access to traditional courses.

The proposed Masters of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (MEMA) and the Diploma (DEMA) programs at Trent University will help address this deficiency.

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Trent University
University of Toronto

Grant:

$542,500.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Instructional Design Certificate

This strategic partnership between Seneca, St. Lawrence, and La Cité will result in:

  1.  A new certificate program in instructional design for online delivery in both English and French
  2. A total of eight courses that provide foundational skills and interdisciplinary knowledge in instructional design
  3. A certificate focused on developing educational materials for online environments

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Seneca College
La Cite College
Seneca College
St. Lawrence College

Grant:

$771,350.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Data Analysis for Business Analytics

Three colleges will develop an Ontario College Graduate Certificate program in the high-demand area of Data Analysis for Business Analytics. They will develop all 12 courses within the multi-year timeframe.

The Data Analysis for Business Analytics program will be:

  1. Offered in a part-time format and fully online, with asynchronous delivery
  2. An opportunity for students to complete the entire certificate in their local community with no geographic barriers
  3. Delivered through the OntarioLearn consortium, meaning the program will be available not only to the three collaborating colleges, but to all 24 colleges in Ontario

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Durham College
Algonquin College
Lambton College

Grant:

$697,862.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Post-Secondary Educational Studies

Building on the success of Brock University’s three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education, this program will:

  1. Provide learners with the opportunity to pursue a specialized examination of post-secondary education
  2. Allow students to obtain an honours degree in Adult Education with a specialization in post-secondary Educational Studies or a Certificate in Post-Secondary Educational Studies

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: Brock University
Niagara College

Grant:

$330,000.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course

Collaborative Online Post-Graduate Inter-professional Certificate in Complex and Long-Term Care

The proposed Certificate Program will:

  1. Focus on preparing post-graduate healthcare providers to work inter-professionally with clients and families who require complex and long-term care within institutions or in the home
  2. Build capacity and human resources in smaller rural and remote communities for clients with extensive healthcare requirements
  3. Involve interdisciplinary collaboration among two academic institutions (college and university) and one healthcare service organization

Project Deliverable

Partner Institutions:

Lead Institution: George Brown College
Ryerson University

Grant:

$226,430.00

Project Type:

New Program Design + Course