The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is pleased to announce the Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF) recipients for 2019-21. OLAF will support 11 OLAF projects with a total of $1,366,202 in funding over the next two years. Projects range from the development of certificates in Canadian Health and Healthcare for Working Professionals, Writing for Video Games and Mining Law and Sustainability, to professional development for international English language teachers. All funded projects align with Strategy 11: Education Renewal and Strategy 13: Practical Learning in UBC’s strategic plan.This is in alignment with Strategy 11: Education Renewal, and Strategy 13: Practical Learning of the UBC strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century.
We received 32 applications, which far exceeded our expectations for this inaugural year. We are delighted by faculties’ demonstrated commitment to expanding online learning opportunities to new and existing credit and non-credit student audiences.
A showcase of the successful OLAF projects will be presented during Celebrate Learning Week in 2020.