Ontario is supporting colleges and universities across the province in developing new and innovative approaches to online and technology-enabled learning that best meets the needs of Ontario students.
“Our faculty and instructors are the engines of innovation in our post-secondary institutions,” David Porter CEO of eCampus Ontario said. This year, 45 recipients from universities and colleges across Ontario will receive a broad range of research and innovation grants through eCampusOntario to explore technology-enabled learning and highlight best practices in student engagement. Examples of funded projects include:
- Studying the use of gaming as a teaching method in science-based fields.
- Evaluating the impact of virtual simulations as a means to prepare nursing students for clinical practice, compared to more traditional approaches.
- Creating an online space for Indigenous students to virtually gather, record and engage in stories from local Elders.
These new investments in research and innovation will further position Ontario as a leader in the development of evidence-based strategies for online learning. eCampusOntario is a vital part of Ontario’s commitment to invest in postsecondary education that is accessible and that provides people with the skills and training they need to succeed. 45 projects will receive research and innovation grants this year.