OUSA outlines vision for Ontario Online Institute

August 24, 2010

Yesterday the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance released a student vision for the design and execution of the Ontario Online Institute, an initiative the provincial government announced in its throne speech in March. Based on consultation with students and online-learning experts, OUSA's report covers issues relating to the affordability, accessibility, accountability, and quality of the online learning experience. OUSA recommends the Institute be designed as a consortium of colleges and universities that would share online courses, resources, and infrastructure. To overcome the obstacles associated with such a decentralized model, and to ensure students can navigate the system with ease, provider institutions should work together to develop integrated systems of admissions, student support services, quality assurance, and credit transfer. OUSA News | Read the report