5 ideas to advance micro-certification in Ontario 31.10.2019

How would a shared recognition system that provides a more skills-focused, job-ready view of learner abilities benefit higher education and industry in Ontario? That’s where micro-certification comes in. eCampusOntario believes

Francophone experiential learning pilot to be showcased at online workshop 31.10.2019

On November 13, eCampusOntario will present its Francophone experiential learning project – known as CAPFO – at an online workshop hosted by the Francophone Distance Learning Network of Canada (REFAD).

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

eCampusOntario is “leveling up” Ontario’s game this fall 05.09.2019

The start of any fall semester brings new possibilities, including many exciting opportunities for technology-enabled innovation across Ontario’s higher education system. Here’s what some of the eCampusOntario team members are

Message from the CEO 05.09.2019

By David PorterCEO, eCampusOntario On behalf of everyone at eCampusOntario, I wish for Ontario’s students a year of personal growth and professional skill-building to meet the demands and opportunities of

Open Library update: New impact calculator, French resources, and more! 02.07.2019

By Lillian HogendoornDigital Access and OER Lead, eCampusOntario  It’s been a busy month for the eCampusOntario Open Library! We have been hard at work adding new resources and features to the library to make

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

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

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

CARL Ignites Strategic Discussion by OER Librarian Leaders 02.10.2018

Photo by Raw Pixel on Unsplash. The past seven years have seen the development of provincial funding programs and individual projects across Canada aimed at lowering the cost of student

Learning by doing is still the best way to go 02.10.2018

Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash. Last year at eCampusOntario we launched our program for professional learning. We called it Ontario Extend. Ontario Extend (Extend) has six core modules.The modules are

eCampusOntario hosts annual OER Seminar with student government leaders 05.09.2018

Photo by John Schonobrich on Unsplash. Every year, eCampusOntario hosts an annual OER seminar to connect with student government leaders and engage in conversations about open education. On August 21,

Getting a running start for 2018-19 05.09.2018

Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash. As I look ahead to the 2018-19 academic year, I see an exciting trajectory emerging for Ontario college and university students. On top of

Northeast by Southeast: OER Discussions Overcome Geography 02.07.2018

eCampusOntario Program Manager Peggy French attended the Northeast OER Summit in Massachusetts this past May.  While there, she shared Ontario’s initiatives, planned collaborations, celebrated successes, and discussed common hurdles. Peggy

Handle with Care: Festival of Learning Recap 02.07.2018

Late May is a good time of year to go West. The rhododendrons are in full bloom and the Pacific is warm enough to swim. We packed it all in

A Message from our CEO: Strategic Planning 2018-2021 06.03.2018

On March 31, 2018, eCampusOntario is starting its next chapter.  Since January 2017, eCampusOntario and its Board of Directors have been engaged in a strategic planning process, supported by research,

The Catch: Issue #9 18.01.2018

What’s happening in technology-enabled learning this week? Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash. The Cutting/Trailing Edge The jury is still out on who ‘12 Apps of Christmas’-ed better; BC’s Educational

An era of disposable assignments? 16.01.2018

Last year, the SXD Lab hosted a student-led Education Design Sprint that explored the concept of exponential learning. Specifically, the focus of the sprint was on a student concern known

The Catch: Issue #8 11.01.2018

This 7-day period in technology-enabled learning… “Lots of Bears in the far pool (NPS/M. Fitz)” Flickr photo by KatmaiNPS shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license. Network Connectivity  The Catch

OpenCon 2017: Empowering the Next Generation to Advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data 05.12.2017

In November, thanks to the generous support of eCampusOntario through the Student Supports initiative, we were able to sponsor a student (and myself) to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berlin. Landon

Envisioning the future of skills recognition at the Ontario Open Badges Forum 02.12.2017

On November 22nd, eCampusOntario presented the Ontario Open Badges Forum led by Don Presant, President of CanCred.ca. Over 120 attendees from industry, government, education (K-12, post-secondary) and nonprofit came together

Open Access Week at the University of Waterloo 08.11.2017

The week of October 23, 2017 was Open Access Week and I happily accepted an invitation to the University of Waterloo on October 25 to kick off its OA activities.

Welcoming our new Program Manager 11.09.2017

The eCampusOntario team would like to welcome our new Program Manager, Terry Greene, to the team.  Terry holds a B.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta and a