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

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 principals to meet the needs of today's 21st Century online learners.

The innovative OLTD 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 are offered the opportunity to ladder directly into VIU’s Masters of Education (Leadership) 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.

Applications for our September 2019 cohort will be accepted throughout the year until seats are filled.

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

Additional program information is available in our OLTD Program Guide.

OLTD brochure

Contact the OLTD Program Coordinator

Mary O'Neill,
250.753.3245, local 2550


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