Nick Baker

Office of Open Learning issues call for 2014 online and blended learning grant applications

The Office of Open Learning has issued a call for applications for Open and Online Learning Strategic Development Grants, with this year’s theme “Blending the Learning Environment.”

The grants, which were offered for the first time in 2013, provide assistance to departments who want to expand their online and blended learning offerings.

Deadline extended for Open and Online Learning grants

The Office of Open Learning has extended the deadline for all Open and Online Learning Strategic Development Grants applications to Friday, May 10.

Acting director Nick Baker said the response from across campus has been phenomenal.

“We’ve had expressions of interest from every faculty, with truly innovative ideas emerging,” he said. “It has been absolutely fantastic to see so many dedicated faculty who want to explore different pedagogical approaches to support high quality online learning.”


Office of Open Learning gets new acting director

Nick Baker has been appointed acting director of the Office of Open Learning for a period of one year.

Seconded from his position as learning specialist in the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Baker has focused on teaching improvement, curriculum design, the integration of new learning technologies, and online education over the last few years.