Skip to main content

Join us at Laurier

Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

About Online Learning

We recognize the challenges of fitting learning opportunities into your busy lives so an online program may be your best option. However, not all online programs are created equal. Designing an exceptional program specifically for online delivery takes a team of talented professionals; key among that team is the instructional designer. Instructional designers have a solid foundation and understanding of adult learning theory, digital space, teaching and learning, and technology. The best instructional designers make learning online not just instructional but meaningful – and we have some of the finest instructional designers in the country.

All of the Positive Psychology and Positive Education modules are administered online and are asynchronous – you are able to work through the material at your own pace but are requested to keep up on a weekly basis. The amount of time required online will vary with each course but we recommend budgeting seven to 10 hours per week to start and then adjust from there.

You can complete a browser system check to ensure our online learning platform, MyLearningSpace, will work on your computer, tablet or smart phone browser. 

Online Learning at Laurier

Laurier offers more than 200 online courses; we understand teaching and learning in a digital space and ensure you have multiple ways in which to interact with the learning materials.

Our award-winning instructional design team, collaborating with our subject-matter expert and academic review committee, use innovative instructional strategies to ensure your learning experience is exceptional.

Even our most extroverted students have been thrilled with the level of engagement, sharing, bonding and fun they are having. The “lively discussions” with “insightful and supportive” peers, with feedback from our instructors that’s “personal and meaningful,” combines for an experience that will leave you exhilarated.

Why Choose Laurier?

  • Our certificates have met Laurier’s rigorous, senate-approved guidelines, modelling exemplary academic integrity. 
  • Laurier encourages you to make a difference in your community locally, nationally and internationally. We are the No. 1 university in the world for student and alumni volunteerism, according to the 2015 LinkedIn University Rankings.
  • Out of all the undergraduate students surveyed across Canada, Laurier students rated their student satisfaction the highest of all universities in our category in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Maclean's Rankings of Canadian Universities.
  • Laurier is only the second university in Canada to qualify for the prestigious "Changemaker Campus" designation from Ashoka U. This signifies that we are a global leader in social entrepreneurship and social innovation education.
  • 98.7% of our 2016 graduates secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies.

“My journey through this course has helped me better roll with the stresses of my days, added a greater sense of meaning to the work I do, built social capital between my staff and I, and provided me with dozens of tips and frameworks that I can share with my patients. Highlights of the program include fantastic instructors, lively discussion with peers, and course content that you can actually use! No matter what you do for work, or what you're studying in school, this course will be transformative. You won't regret it!”

Jesse Wheeler, Family Physician, Ontario

More Testimonials

We see you are accessing our website on IE8. We recommend you view in Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE9+ instead.