Central Virtual Learning Platform (CVLP)
eCampusOntario Announces Availability of Support for Virtual Learning Content Development
The Central Virtual Learning Platform (CVLP) provides institutions with supplemental design and production capacity to produce high quality virtual learning content, including instructional designers, multi-media developers, copy editors and additional supports.
The CVLP is a key component of the Virtual Learning Strategy funding available through eCampusOntario.
In addition to member institutions, professional suppliers of virtual learning services (companies, individuals, graduates of instructional design programs), are invited to complete a user profile provided through the links below. This profile is not an application to access CVLP services or funding, but will help eCampusOntario gather information on user needs and available services that can be accessed through the CVLP.
Through the Central Virtual Learning Platform, member institutions can:
Connect with professional services to increase capacity across the system to support the development of digital learning materials
Promote licensing options and content repositories to support easy and effective content sharing across the province
Access expertise to ensure that content generated is aligned to eCampusOntario digital repository requirements
CVLP will support faculty to use; reuse; review and evaluate virtual learning materials and provide access to shared guides, summaries, blog posts and videos that encourage and instruct peers on use of the platform
Who is CVLP for?
The Central Virtual Learning Platform supports Ontario’s publicly-assisted Colleges, Universities and Indigenous Institutes as well as suppliers of virtual content development services and more. CVLP functions as a ‘marketplace matchmaker’ by connecting suppliers with applying member institutions that require supporting resources identified through a project application.
How much does it cost?
From February 1, 2021 to February 21, 2022, approved services contracted through the Central Virtual Learning Platform are paid for by eCampusOntario with funding from the Province of Ontario.
What are the licensing terms of the content?
Digital content supported in part by CVLP is subject to the same terms as content supported by VLS funding, in that all copyrightable content developed with CVLP support will be required to be shared within Ontario, among all post-secondary member institutions. eCampusOntario will retain the non-exclusive right to retain and distribute that content at no cost throughout the Ontario PSE sector (colleges, indigenous institutes, universities) for the purpose of use or adaptation for teaching and learning.
All copyrights will be retained by the creator. In select cases, for example, if the content includes Traditional Knowledge – creators may restrict the right to adaptation of their content as well.
At the time of submission, you may choose to select an additional public license (for example, Creative Commons) that allows for your work to be shared beyond Ontario.
How do I apply as a supplier of virtual content development services?
Applications to receive funding for services will be available in early February 2021. In the meantime, companies, experienced freelancers and recent graduates of instructional design programs are invited to complete an optional profile below and look for an application announcement in the coming weeks about the CVLP on eCampusOntario’s website.
How do I apply to the CVLP?
The CVLP will be begin accepting project applications beginning in early February on an ongoing basis. The opening of applications will be announced on the eCampusOntario website.
Do I have to apply for VLS funding to be eligible for CVLP support?
Interested in accessing the Central Virtual Learning Platform?
I am interested in accessing virtual content development support for my institution through the CVLP
I am interested in providing virtual content development support to Ontario Colleges and Universities through the CVLP
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