Digital Education Strategies (DES) at The Chang School is a leader in providing online learning solutions, creating web applications, and sharing expertise in technology-enhanced education. We collaborate with educators and industry partners to develop relevant, high-quality online and blended courses for a diverse range of learners.

Our Achievements

Our Expertise

Our experienced and knowledgeable team of instructional designers, media developers, and editors collaborate with subject matter experts to create courses that:

We ensure high-quality online learning outcomes through applying the following effective practices:

Effective practices for quality online learning (see long description)

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Our Offerings

In collaboration with The Chang School’s academic program areas, we have developed a significant number of fully and partially online certificates and programs. Our expert instructors bring their knowledge and insights into the online environment through engaging and creative teaching strategies.

Fully Online Certificates

  • Accounting – Finance
  • Advanced Safety Management
  • Applied Digital Geography and GIS
  • Business Management
  • Computer Security and Digital Forensics
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Family Supports
  • Food Security
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gerontology
  • Landscape Design
  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management
  • Neuroscience-Stroke Care, Advanced
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration and Governance – Level 1 (PADP)
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Retail Management
  • Robotics and Embedded Systems

Partially Online Programs

  • Advanced Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Advancing the AODA: Principles and Practices of
  • Accessibility
  • Business Decision Analysis
  • Community Engagement, Leadership, and Development
  • Design Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • English as a Second/Additional Language
  • Ethics
  • Facility Management
  • Financial Management in Canada
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Introductory International Economics
  • Laboratory Practices Management
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Program and Portfolio Management
  • Public Administration and Governance – Level 2 (PADP)
  • Residential Care for Child and Youth
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Sustainability Management

Online Diploma-to-Degree Programs

  • Early Childhood Education (two-week residency is required)
  • Nursing (BScN)

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“Course materials were attractive, engaging, cohesive, thoughtfully presented, and supplemented with excellent online resources. [The Discussion Board] was well organized, cleverly titled, and tied into module content for a very streamlined experience. Videos and links were inspiring and very helpful...”

– Winter 2013 Student Survey

“It was certainly the most collaborative exercise I’ve experienced in an online course/assignment, and the most enjoyable, as it really does require a highly participative group interaction.”

– Winter 2011 Lake Devo Student Survey

“Compared to my experience in other online teaching environments, I can’t help but praise the knowledge and professionalism of The Chang School in helping instructors create online courses that are engaging, creative, interactive, and collaborative for teachers and students alike.”

– Boyd Neil, MA, MBA, Instructor, The Chang School