Office of the Registrar
General Information (2019/2020)
9 Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)

  • Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning, and Director
  • Watson, G., B.A.Sc. Guelph, M.E.S., Ph.D. York

An up-to-date personnel listing is available at

The Centre for lnnovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) provides teaching and learning support to Memorial University of Newfoundland across all Campuses and online. CITL leads the delivery of online courses and programs, professional development for educators, and the use of educational media and technologies for teaching and learning. The Centre also partners with internal and external individuals and groups to meet education-related goals, facilitate research, and provide the wider community with access to University events and opportunities.

Through its activities CITL serves students and educators 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 Centre also enhances, promotes and supports an e-learning vision throughout the Institution. CITL provides Faculties and Schools with the e-learning expertise and knowledge needed to provide an engaging and responsive learning environment for on campus and online courses. A Memorandum of Understanding with Newfoundland and Labrador English School District's Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI), which delivers distance education to K-12 students, allows CITL to share knowledge and information and prepare the incoming university student for online learning.

9.1 Online Learning

CITL offers close to 500 online undergraduate and graduate courses to over 23,000 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 and Bachelor of Business Administration (Transfer from other post-secondary institutions) - Grenfell Campus), education (Bachelor of Education (Post-Secondary) as a First Degree and Bachelor of Education (Post-Secondary) as a Second Degree), maritime studies (Bachelor of Maritime Studies), pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy for Working Professionals) and technology (Bachelor of Technology); masters degrees are offered in education (Master of Education (Curriculum Teaching and Learning Studies), Master of Education (Educational Leadership Studies), Master of Education (Educational Technology) and Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies)), human kinetics and recreation (Master of Physical Education), marine studies (Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management), maritime management (Master of Maritime Management), nursing (Master of Nursing), and technology management) (Master of Technology Management (Engineering/Applied Science Technology) and Master of Technology Management (Aquaculture Technology)). Courses are delivered online and use a variety of learning technologies including synchronous and asynchronous virtual classrooms, collaborative tools, blogs, e-portfolios, peer assessments, video assignments and videoconferencing. For a comprehensive listing of all online and mixed-mode programs visit