The Northern Capacity Building Project

The Northern Capacity Building project is an initiative among the ten publically funded Northern Ontario post-secondary institutions. It focused on designing a collaborative approach to knowledge building, skill development, and resource sharing to support the technology-enabled learning initiatives of the institutions. The resources created for the project are a starting point, an activity-oriented set of challenges that are intended to stimulate further thought and collaboration. They are openly licensed and available for all Ontario post-secondary institutions to adapt, reuse and remix.

The Extend Institute

The Extend Institute, August 14th, 15th and 16th, 2017 focuses on the skills, knowledge, and attributes required to extend and transform online and technology enabled teaching and learning practices.

It is an immersive, experiential learning opportunity where the participants are challenged to teach and learn with different modes and formats, to create and collaborate using digital technology tools, and to discern what approaches may be used to design significant technology-enabled learning experiences.

The Summer Institute is supported by the six modules: Teacher for Learning, Curator, Technologist, Collaborator, Scholar and Experimenter and the Domain of One’s Own project. The Institute will also facilitate the development of a professional learning network of educators who champion and advocate for online and technology-enabled course and program development for Northern Ontario.

eCampusOntario is the primary face of the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC), a not-for-profit corporation whose membership is composed of all publicly-funded colleges and universities in Ontario. The OOLC is governed by a Board of Directors with leadership from two Board Chairs. Operations are headed by a CEO. Funding for eCampusOntario comes from the Government of Ontario.