Upon successful completion of all nine BOLT modules, students are eligible to obtain an Athabasca University Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning: https://www.athabascau.ca/calendar/graduate/fhss/graduate-certificate-in-technology-based-learning.html.
To obtain the GCTBL, BOLT students must:
Upon GCTBL Program Director acceptance and admission, students will receive the GCTBL Certificate through Athabasca University.
The BOLT program is based on the modularization of three 3-credit MEd courses: MDDE 621, MDDE 603, and MDDE 620. Each 3-credit course has been reconstituted into three 1-credit modules. The modules maintain the same level of academic quality as the original courses, including the equivalent content, assignments, and learning outcomes. BOLT modules can be applied toward advanced standing for the equivalent MEd Course as outlined below:
Equivalency: MDDE 621 Online Teaching in Distance Education and Training
Equivalency: MDDE 603 Foundations of Instructional Design: Systems Analysis and Learning Theory
Equivalency: MDDE 620 Technology in Education and Training
To ladder into the Master of Education in Open, Digital and Distance Education Program, BOLT students must:
Upon acceptance into the Masters Program, credit will be granted according to program regulations.
Completion of all nine BOLT modules and graduation with the Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning may influence salary qualifications.
For more information regarding salary evaluation processes, please contact the Alberta Teacher Qualification Service.
In BOLT modules, the lowest acceptable grade is B-. Students who receive a grade lower than B- or receive more than one grade of B- or lower may be required to withdraw from BOLT.
Updated September 16 2021 by DE