Students have a maximum of two years from their first registration as a program student to complete the Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning (GCTBL) program.
The program is offered during three semesters each year. The fall semester begins the first Tuesday in September. The winter semester begins the second Monday in January. The spring/summer session begins the last Monday in April. Each semester is 13 weeks in length. All course work should be completed during the semester periods. Extensions to these timelines may be granted, if circumstances warrant (refer to Course Regulations and Procedures).
To maintain program status, students must complete six credits of course work during each academic year (September 1 to August 31).
In core courses, 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 the program.
In elective courses, the lowest acceptable grade is C+. Students who receive a grade lower than C+, or receive more than one grade of C+ or lower, may be required to withdraw from the program.
To meet the residency requirements, students must complete a minimum of two courses (six credits) through Athabasca University.
Students are required to complete nine credits (three courses) in the Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning (GCTBL).
There are no prerequisites for the technology courses.
|MDDE 603||Foundations of Instructional Design: Systems Analysis and Learning Theory||(3)|
|MDDE 610||Survey of Current Educational Technology Applications||(3)|
|MDDE 620||Technology in Education and Training|
|And one of:|
|MDDE 621||Online Teaching in Distance Education and Training||(3)|
|MDDE 623||Introduction to Mobile Learning||(3)|
|MDDE 630||Trends and Issues in K-12 Online and Blended Learning||(3)|
|MDDE 650||Tutoring and Student Support in Distance Education and Training||(3)|
|MDDE 665||Collaboration and Mentoring in Educational Environments||(3)|
Permission of the Program Director is required before other courses may be taken for GCTBL.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning (GCTBL) program successfully, may apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Distance Education Technology (GDDET) or the Master of Education in Open, Digital, and Distance Education (MEd) program.
Students may withdraw from the program by submitting their request in writing to the program director. Students who withdraw may be re-enrolled in the program by following the application procedures. Students requesting re-admission to the program will be competing against all other applicants and will not receive special consideration.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Updated May 03 2021 by laurab