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Online Learning and Teaching Graduate Diploma

VIU International, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

July 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 8,473

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma

To keep students engaged and connected to learning, it is crucial to keep up with the digital shift in education. Teachers who meet the many opportunities to connect and engage online increase the success of technologically savvy students of all ages. The Online Learning and Teaching Graduate Diploma is a program for professional teachers and educators looking to increase their technology skills and confidence.

The program is experiential and provided entirely online. Instruction is delivered on software programs and tools that are part of your curriculum. You will gain hands-on experience with creating online classrooms, delivering distance courses, and engaging through apps, websites, and more.

Graduates of this education technology diploma leave the program as technology experts in the field, paving the way for innovation in the classroom and the future of education.

The Graduate Diploma in Online Learning and Teaching is designed to provide a solid foundation in the pedagogical and technical expertise required to effectively use technology to support effective eLearning in technology mediated environments. Students will gain insight into approaches and methodologies that advance the online learning experience for both the learner and the facilitator/teacher/instructor. This program will be especially appealing to educators at all levels engaged in online and blended teaching and learning, including K12 teachers and post-secondary instructors, locally, nationally and internationally.

Individuals working outside of formal teaching settings, such as corporate and workplace training, will also benefit from the program content and skills acquired. Skills gained in instructional design, distance delivery and technology-enhanced learning will meet the needs of employers seeking instructional designers, educational technologists and online teaching and learning specialists.

Enrollment Cycles

  • July 2023
  • Completion of either a Bachelor of Education degree, or a prior degree in another discipline with current teaching experience.

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • Foundations of Online Learning
  • Instructional Design

Spring Semester

  • Online Communication
  • Learning Systems

Intersession Semester
The Digital Learning Continuum

Year 2

Fall Semester

  • Game-Based Learning
  • Blended Learning

Spring Semester

  • Emerging Technologies and Pedagogies: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Digital Responsibilities and Professionalism

Intersession Semester

  • Capstone Learnings
     
  • Cost per year Amount Tuition (15 credits x $418.28 per credit) 6,274.20 
  • Student Activity fee (15 credits x $9.41 per credit) 141.15 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20
  •  Total 6,582.55

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