Faculty Of Education - Sessional Lecturer - Ba Esdt - Aedt 3130U – Financial Management Of Online Learning – Winter 2021 (2043-136)

University Oshawa University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Faculty of Education

Position Title: Sessional Lecturer – BA ESDT Instructor - Winter 2021

Number of Sections: 1

Appointment Type:  Limited Term

Course Name and Number: AEDT 3130U Financial Management of Online Learning

Course Start Date: January 11, 2021

Course End Date: April 30, 2021

Location: ONLINE

Posting Date: October 14, 2020

Closing Date: October 28, 2020

Reporting to the Dean and working in close collaboration with the BA Program Director, the Sessional Lecturer provides instruction to undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Arts, in Educational Studies and Digital Technology.

Course Description:

AEDT 3130U Financial Management of Online Learning

The purpose of this course is to develop expertise with fiscally responsible approaches to the establishment and management of online learning initiatives. The following contexts, conditions and constraints will be considered:

  • funding source (public, private, mixed)
  • instructional model (teacher driven, student-centred, materials-based or content-driven)
  • learning environment (informal versus formal)
  • target population (adult, Kindergarten to 12, higher education)
  • technologies used (synchronous versus asynchronous; digital versus analogue)

Students will analyze:

  • Current and emerging financing models.
  • Ways financing decisions are made.
  • Examples of various models in use.
  • Implications for learning, accountability and scalability.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Components of public and private sector financial models.
  • Economic characteristics of online versus face-to-face learning.
  • Market forces analysis.


In keeping with a technology-enhanced learning environment utilizing laptop computers and wireless connectivity, the Sessional Lecturer will deliver the course using a technology-enhanced learning approach. She/he will prepare, deliver and grade all course material and assignments and be available for consultation with students during and following completion of the course session.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and PSAC. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Candidates will be required to certify that they are currently legally eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the contract.


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated strong potential for excellent teaching contributions with a proven aptitude for teaching at the undergraduate level. 

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