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General List of Programs

Doctor of Education in Distance Education

The Doctor of Education (EdD )in Distance Education officially opened in August 2008. The first of its kind in North America, the doctoral program is evidence of Athabasca University's global leadership in distance education teaching, scholarship, and programming innovation.

The EdD in Distance Education program will provide an important continuation of Athabasca University’s Master of Distance Education. It will address the needs of a wide range of practitioners, scholars, and researchers who operate in the distance education arena. The doctorate will provide critical direction as distance education evolves and expands.

The primary goal of the doctoral program is to provide students with a complete and rigorous preparation to assume senior responsibilities for planning, teaching, directing, designing, implementing, evaluating, researching, and managing distance education programs.

For more information about the program, method of delivery, admission requirements, and application procedures, please visit our doctoral webpages.

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Master of Education in Distance Education

Athabasca University's Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd) program is designed to provide you with a common base of skills, knowledge, and values regarding distance education and training, independent of your special area of interest.

(Formerly "Master of Distance Education")

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Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology

Athabasca University's Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology is a focused, 18-credit (six course) program designed to provide a solid grounding in the current principles and practices of technology use in distance education and training. The program structure and course content emphasize the concepts and skills required of practitioners who are employed as instructors, teachers, trainers, decision makers, planners, managers and administrators in distance education or "virtual" programs. The emphasis of the PBDDET is on the user of technology for the preparation, delivery, and management of instruction.

(Formerly "Advanced Graduate Diploma in Distance Education Technology")

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Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Instructional Design

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Instructional Design (PBDID) is offered by Athabasca University's Centre for Distance Education. Instructional design is a developing field with changing needs. As distance education and web-based learning grows and evolves, so too does instructional design. Professional instructional designers and educators with instructional design skills are in demand.

The PBDID program is intended for practitioners who are specifically interested in pursuing instructional design as a profession. The PBDID diploma program provides learners with state-of-the-art knowledge and research in instructional design, hands-on experience with various distance education technologies, and individualized student support.

(Formerly "Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design")

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design is a 9-credit program, comprised of three (3) courses. For those wanting to enhance their instructional design expertise, the Post-Baccalaureate program is an expedient way to obtain the appropriate skills and knowledge.

(Formerly "Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design")

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning

Athabasca University's Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning is a 9-credit program, comprised of three (3) courses. The certificate program is intended specifically for practitioners who are interested in:

  • * models of technology use in distance education and training settings
  • * application of teaching and learning theory to online technology implementations
  • * current online learning theory and literature applied to distance uses of communications and delivery technologies
  • * application of program evaluation concepts in distance education
  • * implications for practice of research into online uses of technologies

Official Calendar Information: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning

Last updated by MK May 21, 2014

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