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February 5, 2014

eCampusAlberta Celebrates Its 100,000th Online Student

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eCampusAlberta announced that it has reached a tremendous milestone by recently serving its 100,000th online student. eCampusAlberta is a consortium consisting of 19 Alberta post-secondary institutions, providing greater access to high-quality online learning opportunities.

Jaimie Bogstie, a resident of Calgary, was the lucky student who registered in the Youth in Criminal Justice course as part of her Correctional Studies Diploma offered online from Lethbridge College. To celebrate this milestone, eCampusAlberta presented her with the eCampusAlberta Lifelong Learner Award.

Jaimie plans to complete her diploma by April and afterwards would like to move into the applied degree program. To support Jaimie’s educational goals, eCampusAlberta will be providing her with tuition assistance for all future eCampusAlberta online courses.

“This program is great for where I want to go with a future career, and completing it fully online makes it all the better,” said Bogstie. “The great thing about doing it this way is that I can seek employment in the field with my diploma while working towards a degree.”

Since the first student logged-on to eCampusAlberta in 2002, the consortium has seen unprecedented growth, including double-digit percentage growth of registrations in each of the past nine years.

“We couldn’t be more excited to continue evolving and expanding as we work with our member institutions to deliver more courses, more programs, and enhanced support services to learners like Jaimie across the province,” said Sharon Carry, President and CEO, Bow Valley College and Board Chair, eCampusAlberta.

The online consortium now connects students to more than 900 online courses and 70 programs — from provincially approved certificates and diplomas to applied degrees — offered by 19 Alberta post-secondary institutions.

“As more and more Albertans embrace the quality, flexibility, and convenience of an online education, eCampusAlberta and its member institutions will continue to work together within the Campus Alberta framework to support online learners,” said Tricia Donovan, Executive Director, eCampusAlberta.

eCampusAlberta is a consortium of 19 Alberta post-secondary institutions (11 colleges, six universities, and two polytechnics) that was established in 2002 to facilitate greater access to high-quality online learning opportunities. The organization enables students from across the province to access more than 900 online courses and 70 programs, including provincially approved certificates, diplomas and applied degrees. For more information, visit

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