Postgraduate Diploma Online

Online Learning and Teaching

Vancouver Island University

24 months
21879 CAD/year
6399 CAD/year
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The Online Learning and Teaching Graduate Diploma from Vancouver Island University is a program for professional teachers and educators looking to increase their technology skills and confidence. 

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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  program from Vancouver Island University  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.

Career Opportunities

Online learning is expanding rapidly in BC and beyond. School districts, post-secondary institutions, training colleges, and other educational institutions are challenged to find qualified teachers/instructors to meet this growing demand.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Instructional Design
  • Online Communication
  • Learning Systems 
  • The Digital Learning Continuum
  • Game-Based Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Emerging Technologies and Pedagogies: Challenges and Opportunities

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21879 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21879 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6399 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6399 CAD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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