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Athabasca University

Professional Learning

Practicing educators and administrators interested in pursuing professional learning and a graduate credential may consider enrolling in one of our professional learning and development options.


Moving Education Online (MEO) Website

Moving Education Online ( is a curated resource hub developed and maintained by Athabasca University Distance Education Program faculty and staff as part of their response to supporting parents and educators during the Covid-19 pandemic. The resources selected for this website provide some of our most recommended support materials as Canadian and global education moves to online and distance delivery. Our interactive resources, where you can engage with several of us online, is delivered in our Free, certificated educator support MOOCs that we have been providing for several years:,, and We hope that you will share this website with your friends, colleagues, and parents as education moves online.  


Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT)

In partnership with Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC)-- the premier distance learning partner for primary and secondary education in Alberta-- the Centre for Distance Education (CDE) is excited to offer Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT), which consists of one-credit modules for the professional development of practicing teachers.

These innovative offerings are scheduled counter to the busy school year and provide further flexibility to students.  Nine modules are equivalent to the study of three graduate courses, and each of the nine modules is tailored to allow completion within a four-week period.  BOLT participants gain professional knowledge, building on and extending the art and craft of teaching in the digital world.

For more information, visit Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT).


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

The Centre for Distance Education offers several massive open online courses (MOOCs) designed to help learners, educators and administrators develop skillsets through customized content, collaborative work, and technology-enabled learning. Certification or course-credit options may be available for specific MOOCs.

Please select one of the following MOOCs for more information:

Blended Learning Practice Learning to Learn Online
LTLO Express Technology Enabled Learning


Updated May 13 2020 by DE

AU, CANADA'S OPEN UNIVERSITY, is an internationally recognized leader in online and distance learning.