TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - More people will have access to online college courses that prepare them for meaningful careers through the new eCampus Ontario portal that officially launched today.
"This builds on the college system's strong network of online courses and programs," said Bill Summers, the vice-president of research and policy at Colleges Ontario. "The expanded access to the colleges' broad range of professional and technical courses will help produce a more highly qualified workforce."
eCampusOntario.ca was formally launched today by Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Reza Moridi. It has been created as a new portal for learners looking to find online college and university courses and programs. The first phase of the portal includes a searchable catalogue of more than 13,000 online courses, registration information and more.
The new web-based portal will allow users to:
- Search high-quality online courses available that are widely recognized for credit across the post-secondary sector.
- Explore information about course transferability.
- Access resources and supports.
eCampusOntario.ca will continue to evolve. The consortium that governs the portal – including all of Ontario's public colleges and universities – will be looking for opportunities to add more functionality and more student supports.
"The new portal strengthens higher education in Ontario," Summers said. "It provides access to a broader range of information about online courses for students throughout the province."
Additional details can be found at: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/about
SOURCE Colleges Ontario
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