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Program Description

The Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology is a 18-credit, six course program designed to build the knowledge and practical skills of professionals working in the field of technology-mediated education. It meets the growing need for management-level individuals who have the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in program design, development, and evaluation, as well as the need for online facilitators who can effectively integrate educational technologies into their teaching and learning environments.

This program was designed to be taken on its own, but students who successfully complete the program may have their credits applied to the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology is delivered as a blended program (incorporating online learning with an on-campus residency), as well as a purely online model.   

Who It’s For

Instructors who work in or aspire to work in technology-mediated learning environments including K-12 education systems, post-secondary institutions, government departments, the corporate sector, and not-for-profit agencies. This program is for those interested in integrating technology more effectively into the classroom; individuals responsible for professional development within corporations, government and the public sector; and senior decision-makers responsible for online learning activities.

Applications are assessed, based on an integrated and consolidated examination of academic credentials, work experience and personal experience. Experience in a technology-mediated learning environment is an asset.

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy. Please see Program Admission for more information.

Outcomes

Graduates will have the skills to assume leadership roles in program design, development, implementation, and evaluation of technology-mediated learning initiatives.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Develop proposals for instructional strategies
  • Analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate instructional design
  • Recommend appropriate learning strategies
  • Plan and coordinate projects to a successful conclusion 
  • Evaluate current educational technology research 
  • Advance their careers as leaders in technology-mediated learning environments

Graduates will have:

  • Expanded knowledge of educational theory 
  • Developed practical skills in graphic design, project management and instructional design
  • Increased understanding of student characteristics and needs 
  • Enhanced critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills