Deadline looming for eCampus Ontario funding

The Office of Open Learning reminds faculty that the deadline for submitting proposals for the 2022 eCampus Ontario Virtual Learning Strategy Grants is rapidly approaching.

Draft applications should be submitted to the Office of Open Learning by Dec. 17 so its team has time to work with individuals and groups on finalizing their applications before the institutional submission on Jan. 10.

Funding in this round focuses on creation of open content, especially to replace commercial resources and thereby reduce costs for students. It also supports projects exploring possibilities for using extended reality (XR) in teaching.

A drop-in session to share ideas and ask questions is available on Monday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. Register for the event on the open learning workshop portal.

Up to $105,000 is available per project, depending on the category. More information is available about the categories on the eCampus website. The application template, which is a maximum of five pages, is available online, along with the evaluation rubric.

For more information, or if you have questions about VLS grants, contact Nick Baker, director of the Office of Open Learning, by email or on Teams.