OpenEd Wins CAUCE Program Award

Posted on Wednesday May 05, 2021

OpenEd is proud to add another award to its growing list of accomplishments: Non-Credit Programming Over 48 Hours, a program award presented to the online Horticulture Studies program.

The program award, presented by the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE), recognizes excellence in educational programming and considers criteria including value, complexity, innovation, and delivery.

Going beyond the CAUCE criteria, the online Horticulture Studies program enables students to customize their learning path to meet their personal and professional interests. The stackable program model allows students to progress from certificate to diploma and pair elective courses to obtain one or more areas of focus.

“The Horticulture program features innovative design and best delivery practices for both online learning and adult learning,” says Jennifer Grochocinski, manager, business development and continuing education, OpenEd. “After undergoing a substantial redevelopment and relaunching in Fall of 2019, the program has seen an extraordinary growth of 119% in a 16-month time span.”

The online Horticulture Studies program showcases the quality of educational programming that continuing education can deliver in upskilling and reskilling Canada’s workforce. OpenEd leverages the expertise of faculty, graduate students, alumni, and industry professionals when developing programs, to ensure students have access to leading experts in both theory and practice.