BCcampus is pleased to announce the $500,000 2011-12 Online Program Development Fund (OPDF). This annual fund, now in its ninth year, supports partnerships among all B.C.’s public post secondary institutions for development of strategically important online learning curricula.

A broad range of Ministry of Advanced Education priorities are being targeted with this year’s fund:

  • Technologies and applied programs related to natural resource sectors, construction and shipbuilding.
  • Programs/courses on entrepreneurship and innovation (supporting the BC Jobs Plan). Entrepreneurship and innovation can be broadly interpreted and applied to many academic domains.
  • Programs/courses on intercultural awareness and/or internationalization (supporting the BC Jobs Plan re: international education).
  • Programs/courses designed for Aboriginal people (e.g. First Nations languages) and initiatives to incorporate Aboriginal content in all programs/courses.

Through the OPDF BCcampus works to connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all B.C. post-secondary institutions. The online learning courses and programs developed through this fund give students access to more courses and programs that help them complete degrees, diplomas and certificates.

The Thursday April 5, 2012 BCcampus OPDF Webinar was recorded and can be viewed by clicking here.

The call for proposals and application form are available from the BCcampus OPDF wiki. Due date for proposals is Thursday May 17, 2012.

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