Online Learning


VIU's Graduate Diploma in Online Learning and Teaching (OLTD) Welcomes You!

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Distance learning is one of BC's educational growth areas and teachers with expertise in this rewarding field are in popular demand. The program was designed in cooperation with industry professionals and school district distance learning administrators to meet the needs of today's 21st Century online learners.

The innovative OLTD graduate diploma is a two-year part-time, fully-online program which develops confident educators-- competent in the use of existing and emergent technologies to optimize learning opportunities in fully online, blended and technology-enhanced learning spaces. Through digital immersion in a variety of environments, students will explore theory and its practical applications, as well as current and emergent tools and practices to ensure student success.

The program engages a small cohort model and meets industry and school district needs for knowledgeable and skilled distance educators focused on engagement, and achievement.

On successful completion of the OLTD graduate diploma program (30 credits), students may be offered the opportunity to enroll in VIU’s Masters of Education in Educational Leadership (MEDL) degree program.

MEDL coursework allows students to research, design and develop an applied Major Project with a companion five-chapter academic paper on a topic related directly to their diploma studies. The Project will be supported by a comprehensive Literature Review.

More information on the Masters degree option, contact Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education or view the OLTD Program Brochure.

Applications for our September 2022 cohort are being accepted now and throughout the academic year until seats are filled.

Please note that OLTD does not qualify graduates for BC Teacher Certification.

For further information please contact Faculty of Education Graduate Programs at

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