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Athabasca University

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design (PBCID) 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 certificate program is intended for practitioners who are specifically interested in issues related to:

  • systems analysis in distance education related settings
  • application of learning theory to instructional design
  • application of current ISD models to distance education and the development of instructional materials in a project-based setting
  • application of program evaluation concepts in distance education


Information effective Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017.

Updated January 04 2017 by laurab

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