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.
The PBDDET program is intended for practitioners who are seeking some flexibility in program options in addition to developing expertise in the following areas:
The PBDDET includes three core courses and three electives for a total of 18 credits. Generally, core courses should be taken first in the program.
Core Courses: 9 credits
Electives (three required): 9 credits
(Formerly "Advanced Graduate Diploma in Distance Education Technology")
Calendar Information: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology
Updated July 31 2017 by CDE