Online Learning in Royal Roads University
Distance learning is a component of Royal Roads University’s learning and teaching model. We combine online and on-campus learning with real-world relevance. Team-based online learning combined with short on-campus residencies allows working professionals to maintain their lives while advancing their career.
Our online programs are developed in collaboration with industry experts and taught by leading practitioners. This ensures the knowledge and skills taught are current and relevant in the real world.
The Blended Learning Model
Blended learning describes the combination of online learning and short residency periods that make up the delivery model for many of Royal Roads University’s programs. The short residencies on our beautiful heritage campus in Victoria, B.C. offer direct interaction with other students and senior faculty members. Most programs are based on a cohort model where all the students take the program over the same period. The initial residency also includes team-building exercises and guidance to the online learning program component to ensure that distance never has to mean isolation. Unique interactive and collaborative tools have been developed to foster teamwork and communication with faculty even when students are scattered across the country or around the world.
“…The blended delivery of this program is really what made it work. The on-campus course materials fit the requirement for a hands-on/face-to-face experience, ensuring the material was relevant and applicable. The online components were structured well and, when required, used online interaction software, such as Skype and FaceTime. I found these models worked extremely well for me and allowed me to schedule appropriately so I could focus on the tasks as needed…”
Oskar Pula // BSc in Environmental Management (2012)
Royal Roads University is a public institution located in Victoria, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island with over 24,000 alumni from 60 countries.
RRU’s mandate is to respond to the emerging needs of a changing world and workforce, and to deliver programs designed specifically for aspiring and experienced professionals who want to advance their careers.
70% of RRU programs are offered in a blended or online format allowing students the flexibility to live their lives, continue with their careers and earn their degree!