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Athabasca University

Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design*

* This program was previously called Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Instructional Design (PBDID).

The Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design (GDID) 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 GDID program is intended for practitioners who are specifically interested in pursuing instructional design as a profession. The GDID diploma program provides learners with state-of-the-art knowledge and research in instructional design, hands-on experience with various distance education technologies, and individualized student support.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.

Updated June 30 2020 by laurab

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