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.

Expertise and Excellence

Our experienced and knowledgeable team of instructional designers, media developers, and editors collaborate with faculty and subject matter experts to create engaging, high-quality online courses. Many organizations have recognized Digital Education Strategies and The Chang School for excellence in content development quality and creative, engaging digital media and program design:

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Our Offerings

Today, The Chang School delivers over 400 online courses, including around 300 degree-credit online and hybrid courses, four part-time degree online and blended programs, 23 fully online certificates, and 22 blended certificates.

In collaboration with The Chang School’s academic program areas, we have developed the following fully and partially online certificates and programs.

Fully Online Certificates

  • Accessibility Practices: AODA and Beyond
  • Accounting – Finance
  • Advanced Safety Management
  • Applied Digital Geography and GIS
  • Business Management
  • Computer Security and Digital Forensics
  • Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics – coming soon
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Energy Management and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – coming soon
  • Food Security
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gerontology
  • Health Informatics
  • Landscape Design
  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration and Governance
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Retail Management
  • Robotics and Embedded Systems
  • Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence – coming soon

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Blended Certificates

  • Business Decision Analysis
  • Community Engagement, Leadership, and Development
  • Demographic Analysis
  • Design Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • English as a Second/Additional Language
  • Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Ethics
  • Facility Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Nursing Leadership and Management, Advanced
  • Program and Portfolio Management
  • Public Administration and Governance, Advanced
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence

Online and Blended Programs

  • Early Childhood Studies (two-week residency is required)
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Nursing (BScN)

Our eLearning Initiatives


The Chang School is working with BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.) to design a training program for the effective delivery of a hybrid curriculum on workplace intercultural communication skills.

Council of International Schools

The Chang School collaborated with CIS to develop interactive hybrid learning modules on evidence-based report writing for CIS assessors, to support them during the process of accreditation. The Chang School also designed an orientation module for CIS facilitators on effective facilitation of online and hybrid learning.

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

By deploying its expert resources in multimedia production and design, The Chang School, in partnership with the FCAC, launched a series of free eLearning modules to help Canadians boost their financial knowledge.

Lake Devo

A highly adaptable online role play environment and presentation tool designed by Digital Education Strategies at The Chang School of Continuing Education.

Law Practice Program (LPP)

The Chang School is supporting Ryerson’s LPP to deliver a unique articling program using interactive, web-based collaboration tasks that replicate the experience of working in a law firm.

Pearson Canada Inc.

The Chang School is working with Pearson Canada Inc. to design, develop, and deliver a customized, interactive training program on the essentials of instructional design.

Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy

A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed by Ryerson University's Chang School of Continuing Education in partnership with the Government of Ontario's EnAbling Change Program.

Serious Game: A Home Visit

A virtual interactive game developed in collaboration with nurses and professors from George Brown College, Centennial College and Ryerson University.

Teaching Adult Learners Online (TALO)

A professional development program for online teaching and course design anchored in research and expertise gained through years of experience designing and delivering digital education at The Chang School of Continuing Education.

University of the West Indies

This partnership with the University of the West Indies provided students in 12 Caribbean countries with access to a high-quality online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program.