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eCampusOntario: Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS)

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On January 6, 2021 eCampusOntario released its call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for its first round of funding (external link)  in support of the Government of Ontario’s $50 million Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS).

The call had five categories of funding including the Digital Capacity (targeted and collaborative), Digital Fluency, Digital Delivery and Digital Content. VLS projects were encouraged to support three pillars related to ensuring Ontario learners have access to high-quality digital learning, enabling lifelong learning for labour market skills, and expanding Ontario’s post-secondary institutions' access to the global learning marketplace.

The university received $1.87 million in funding from eCampus Ontario’s Virtual Learning Strategy. 

Want to know more? The funding received is supporting 29 digital learning projects (external link)  that aim to expand learning and teaching opportunities and resources at the university. 

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On November 4, 2021 eCampusOntario released its call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the second round of funding (external link)  in support of the Government of Ontario’s Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS). 

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 the VLS. $7 million is available through the EOIs launched on November 4 (due January 14, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. EST).

Ontario’s eligible publicly assisted Indigenous institutes, colleges and universities will be able to apply for funding. As announced (external link) , eCampusOntario continues to partner with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to drive growth and advancement in virtual learning across the province’s post-secondary institutions.