Athabasca University - Graduate Programs

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Distance Education Technology

Athabasca University - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Centre for Distance Education
Degree:Post-diploma; Online
Field of Study:Education, General
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,208

Fee for entire program.



The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology (PBDDET) is offered by Athabasca University's Centre for Distance Education. The program is intended for practitioners who are specifically interested in issues related to the use of technology in distance education and training, but who do not intend, at least initially, to pursue the Master of Education in Distance Education degree. The PBDDET provides usable skills and applicable knowledge in the use of educational technology for distance and virtual learning, along with a basic grounding in distance education concepts and principles. The program also provides some student choice in the selection of courses.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants to the PBDDET program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized post-secondary education institution.
    Test Scores:
    • CanTEST or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on April 24, 2023