New eCampus Ontario portal helps more students pursue college education


October 15, 2015

SARNIA, October 15, 2015 – More people will have access to online college courses that prepare them for meaningful careers through the new eCampus Ontario portal that officially launched last week.

“Greater numbers of students will get access to a broad range of online college courses,” said Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College. “This means more people will acquire the professional and technical qualifications to pursue rewarding careers.”

eCampusOntario.ca was formally launched last week 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.

"I have had the opportunity to co-chair the launch of this 45 post-secondary institution online consortium portal with Jack Lightstone, President of Brock University, and believe eCampus Ontario has the opportunity to position Ontario as a leader in online development and delivery globally," said Morris.

Creating a provincial platform for online course delivery also allows Ontario’s colleges and universities to share best practices and online resources through professional development and communities of practice.

“The new eCampus Ontario portal helps strengthen Ontario post-secondary education,” said Morris. “It builds on the college sector’s many advances in online learning.”

Additional details can be found at: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/about


For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email: jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca