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Athabasca University

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

The PBCTBL includes two core courses and one elective for a total of 9 credits. Generally, core courses should be taken first in the program.

Core Courses: 6 credits

  • MDDE 603: Foundations of Instructional Design: Systems Analysis and Learning Theory 
  • Technology core. Choice of: MDDE 610: Survey of Current Educational Technology Applications or MDDE 620: Technology in Distance Education and Training 

Electives (one required): 3 credits

  • MDDE 621: Online Teaching in Distance Education and Training 
  • MDDE 623: Introduction to Mobile Learning 
  • MDDE 630: Trends and Issues in K-12 Online and Blended Learning 
  • MDDE 650: Tutoring and Student Support in Distance Education and Training 
  • MDDE 665: Collaboration and Mentoring in Educational Environments

 

Updated July 31 2017 by CDE

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