Office of the Registrar
General Information (2015/2016)
11 Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS)
  • Director
  • Cleyle, S.E., B.A. Mount Allison, M.L.I.S. Dalhousie
  • Associate Directors
  • Johnson, A., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial
  • Simmons, B., M.B.A. Memorial
  • Wells, R., B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Ed. Memorial

Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) leads the delivery of Memorial University of Newfoundland's online education offerings, the provision of educator development, and the use of educational technologies in teaching and learning both online and in the classroom. Through its activities DELTS serves students on all of the University’s Campuses, and connects students across the Province, country and around the world who have limited educational opportunities, or who seek flexibility in education delivery. The Unit also enhances, promotes and supports an e-learning vision throughout the Institution. DELTS provides Faculties and Schools with the e-learning expertise and knowledge needed to provide an engaging and responsive learning environment in the classroom and online. A Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Education's Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI), which delivers distance education to K-12 students, allows DELTS to share knowledge and information and prepare for the incoming university student.

11.1 Online Education

DELTS offers over 400 online undergraduate and graduate courses to over 19,000 course registrants annually. Courses are available in many disciplines with complete undergraduate and graduate degrees available online. These include bachelor degrees in business (Bachelor of Business Administration), maritime studies (Bachelor of Maritime Studies), and technology (Bachelor of Technology); master degrees are offered in education (Master of Education (Information Technology) and Master of Education (Post-Secondary)), human kinetics and recreation (Master of Physical Education), nursing (Master of Nursing), maritime management (Master of Maritime Management), technology management (Master of Technology Management (Engineering/Applied Science Technology) and Master of Technology Management (Aquaculture Technology)), and marine studies (Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management)). Courses are delivered online; however, some courses include print materials (i.e. manual, readings, textbooks), and web conferencing. For a comprehensive listing of all programs offered completely or partially online visit