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(T2) The Canada School of Public Service ELearning Framework – The Tool for Development of Accessible Online Self-paced Courses

Presenters: Darlene Hilz and Stephane Jomphe

Abstract: For the past few years the Canada School of Public Service has been leading the Federal Government with its initiative to develop online self-paced courses which are universally designed, accessible, SCORM compliant and easy to develop and maintain. It has not been easy, but it has led to an extraordinary amount of innovation from the developers at CSPS which has resulted in the CSPS eLearning Framework. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and best practices to help them lead or influence their organization into meeting WCAG 2.0 AA with their online self-paced courses.

Topics Include:

  • The vision behind the CSPS eLearning Framework and why this innovation was needed
  • The benefits of the CSPS eLearning Framework: save time, save money, produce WCAG 2.0 compliant and responsive courses
  • A demonstration of the framework

Audience: Course and Instructional Designers, Web Developers and Designers, IT specialists and Programmers

Presentation Objectives:

  • Learn how the Canada School of Public Service made accessibility an organizational priority
  • See the CSPS ELearning Framework
  • Learn how any Post-Secondary Institution could benefit from using this framework in terms of time, money, accessibility, responsiveness


Darlene Hilz has been with the Public Service of Canada since 2002. She has been working in the design and development of online learning since 2005. Over the past five years she has been working with the Canada School of Public Service in various capacities, most recently as Acting Manager of the Development team. She has been instrumental in fostering the innovation of the development team in its development of the CSPS eLearning Framework.

Stephane Jomphe has been a multi-media developer with the Canada School of Public Service since 2005. As he had several years of experience in developing online self-paced courses it was his vision to standardize online self-paced development using a framework which is accessible, responsive, and allows for quick programming.

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Updated December 16, 2015 by Student & Academic Services