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Leszek Nowosielski

Leszek Nowosielski

Dean, Algonquin College Online

nadisha mendes

Nadisha Mendes

Human Resources Management Program, Algonquin College Online

More than ever before, people are pursuing post-secondary education online because of the many flexible, accessible options it presents.

In recent decades, the ways in which students attain post-secondary education have undergone a massive shift. Influenced by modern socio-economic and cultural changes, a person’s relationship with education is no longer linear. Plus, the internet has fused our technologically driven society together, which is why many colleges offer courses online.

Through online learning, students can successfully complete their education and only physically enter a lecture hall rarely, if at all. Students have the chance to take classes asynchronously, making online learning incredibly flexible.
Online courses also allow students to not only learn from anywhere, but they can often adjust their schedules to suit their daily lives or work schedules. This is especially important, as lifelong learning and upskilling have become imperative to an employee’s ability to stay current or move up the career ladder.

I had a fear of online learning because of my negative past experiences with it at university, but Algonquin exceeded my expectations.


Courses anytime, anywhere

Online learning allows professionals to attain advancing skills without disrupting their working lives. Changing careers is also a modern workforce trend, one that online learning makes possible for people in the workforce without having to quit their current jobs and return to a college campus.

The flexibility of online learning can also make education more accessible for remote communities, and to people who would otherwise not be able to attend classes for a variety of economic, social, or physical barriers. It allows parents to pursue education while raising families, caters to self-motivated learners, and encourages people to return to education whenever they can, wherever they are.

Algonquin College is proud to offer a fully online campus that caters to any student’s academic journey. Over the last 16 years, they’ve built a reputation as leaders in personalized learning by strategically implementing infrastructure that allows them to help each student achieve success.

Online by design

Unlike many colleges and universities that made the emergency switch to virtual learning during the past two years, Algonquin College had been planning and running their online campus long before. “We have over 800 courses that were intentionally built for full online delivery,” says Leszek Nowosielski, Dean of Algonquin College Online.

To ensure maximum flexibility, Algonquin’s online programs can be taken full-time or part-time in an asynchronous environment. With the ability to start a course at the beginning of any month, students can maintain a healthy work-life balance while building their careers.

Nadisha Mendes, who completed the Human Resources Management program online, found the support she needed at Algonquin. “I had a fear of online learning because of my negative past experiences with it at university, but Algonquin exceeded my expectations.”

For any of her friends trying to upskill while working full-time, Nadisha recommends Algonquin. “My facilitators were so accommodating and accessible. Plus, their online platforms are super easy to use.”

Ensuring success

Algonquin is there for you every step of the way. “There’s a whole student success network that is there to offer support, beyond what’s typically expected,” says Leszek. “You’re not alone in your education journey — there are people here to ensure you succeed.”

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