About Digital Learning Innovation


The primary mandate of theDigital Learning Innovation Supporting ImageDigital Learning Innovation (DLI) portfolio is to lead the incubation of emergent digital learning initiatives in support of the broader academic mission of the institution. Liaison with service areas from across functional areas allows us to contribute to extension and enhancement of learning innovation across undergraduate and graduate programs.

Consultation and planning support is available through the DLI team, as part of the Information and Technology Services group, reporting to the CIO. The Director of Digital Learning Innovation, Laurie Harrison, provides strategic and tactical leadership while working closely with the  Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education, the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, and also the Director of Academic and Collaborative Technology and his team.

DLI Strategic Framework

The portfolio aims to provide agile support to members of the university community in response to the rapid change in the digital learning landscape in higher education. Read the full DLI Strategic Framework.

Our Team

Key Responsibilities

Online Learning Consultation

  • Online and hybrid course design and development
  • Funding programs
  • Faculty development and program support

Specialized Learning Technologies Support

  • Online exam proctoring
  • Work integrated learning supports
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Authoring (Articulate, SCORM, H5P)

Open Education Resource and Outreach Development

  • Open textbook authoring and adaptation
  • Open modules and other resources
  • eCampusOntario liaison

Online Learning Research and Evaluation

  • Information, advice and support on researching and publishing research related to online learning strategies and
  • Evaluation of emergent educational technology tools and techniques

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Support

  • Consultation, partner liaison and design services related to MOOC project implementation
  • Coursera and EdX platform support

Institutional Supports


For more information about DLI please contact:

Laurie Harrison
Director of Online Learning Strategies
laurie.harrison@utoronto.ca