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Athabasca University

MEd (DE) Program Plan for Instructional Design Focus Area

Core requirements for all students:

MDDE 601

Introduction to Distance Education and Training

3 credits

MDDE 602

Research Methods in Distance Education

3 credits

MDDE 603

Foundations of Instructional Design: Systems Analysis and Learning Theory

3 credits

MDDE 604*

Instructional Design in Distance Education

3 credits

MDDE 610*

Survey of Current Educational Technology Applications

3 credits

Total core:

15 credits


Course-based route:

Electives - choose five courses from:

MDDE 617: Program Evaluation in Distance Education

MDDE 618: Instructional Project Management

MDDE 619: Trends & Issues in Instructional Design

MDDE 611: Foundations of Adult Education

MDDE 612: Experiential Learning

MDDE 613: Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

MDDE 622: Openness in Education

MDDE 623: Introduction to Mobile Learning

MDDE 690/1: Independent Study. Students must have proposals approved by supervising faculty and Program Director

15 credits

MDDE 694

Capstone e-Portfolio Project

3 credits

Total:

33 credits

 

Thesis route:

MDDE 617

Program Evaluation in Distance Education

3 credits

MDDE 618
or
MDDE 619

Instructional Project Management

Trends & Issues in Instructional Design

3 credits

MDDE 701

Quantitative Research Methods

3 credits

MDDE 702

Qualitative Research Methods

3 credits

MDDE 703

Research Proposal Writing

3 credits

MDDE 704

Thesis Completion and Oral Defense: Topic focusing on Instructional Design

3 credits

Total:

33 credits


*Students have the choice between MDDE 604 and MDDE 605 to fulfill this core requirement. Recommended choice indicated.

*Students have the choice between MDDE 610 and MDDE 620 to fulfill this core requirement.Recommended choice indicated.

 

Last updated by CY January 04, 2017

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