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OPDF Home Page

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Welcome to the BCcampus Online Program Development Fund (OPDF) Workspace


This workspace has been developed by Paul Stacey the BCcampus Director responsible for the OPDF to provide historic and current information on the BCcampus' annual Online Program Development Fund.


Growing BC's public post-secondary online learning is one of our goals at BCcampus. Starting in 2003 BCcampus issued an annual Online Program Development Fund (OPDF) Request for Proposals (RFP) to all of BC's public post secondary institutions. The OPDF call for proposals emphasizes inter-institutional collaboration and partnerships for development of online learning resources. Development is focused on for-credit online learning resources that give students access to more programs leading to complete degrees, diplomas and certificates.


Since 2003, the Online Program Development Fund has invested $8.25 million. The main outcomes to date are:

  • 131 grants awarded (2003-2009)
  • 100% participation across the post-secondary system
  • 83% partnerships - mostly inter-institutional but also with K-12, health authorities, not-for-profits, professional associations, e-learning companies, First Nations, foundations, amongst others.
  • 41 credentials developed in whole or part via OPDF
  • 317 courses, 10 workshops, 18 web sites/tools and 338 course components (learning objects, labs, textbooks, manuals, videos) developed across almost all academic fields of study
  • 100% licensed for open free sharing & reuse by all post-secondary


2010 Online Program Development Fund Call For Proposals

Information on the BCcampus 2010 Online Program Development Fund call for proposals is available on the page 2010 OPDF.


2003-2009 Online Program Development Fund History

Each of the previous seven rounds of the OPDF including the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 calls for proposals and summaries of awards are available on the page 2003-2009 OPDF History.


BCcampus has created data sheets showing the extent to which each BC public post secondary institution participates in, and benefits from, BCcampus services including the OPDF. Access a .pdf of your institution's data on the Institution Data Sheets page of the BCcampus web site.


Analysis of OPDF Outcomes 2003-2009

Analysis of OPDF results overall from 2003-2009 is described on page OPDF Outcomes Analysis.

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