Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning (GCTBDL)
Networked multimedia technologies are impacting on both conventional classroom-based teaching and distance education. Technology-based teaching is being used more and more for distributed learning which makes flexible access possible for both on-campus and off-campus students. The Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning (TBDL) is designed for professionals and educators responsible for managing, designing, or instructing technology-based courses for post-secondary or adult learners.
Our graduates follow a broad range of career paths in education and digital learning technologies. The skills and knowledge you acquire in our program prepare you for positions in which you will be actively employing digital technologies in teaching and learning, for leadership roles in which you will be managing or implementing digital learning solutions, or for design and development of new digital media and learning tools.
Key Areas of Focus
- Teaching with technology as informed by contemporary learning theory, with emphasis on presentation, interaction and assessment.
- Design and development of pedagogically effective learning materials for face-to-face, online or blended delivery.
- Issues affecting successful planning, development and delivery of eLearning.
- Leadership capacities for planning and managing learning technologies and managing organizational change.
- Administrative, technological and cultural implications of learning technologies, with specific attention to strategic planning, organizational models, budgeting, development approaches and organizational culture.
- Analysis of learning contexts to identify technology-related design challenges.
- Exploration of research literature on design issues that impacts teaching and learning using technology.
- Practical experience using new technologies to develop instructional materials.
In order to complete a certificate, students must complete ETEC 500 and at least one other MET core course (either ETEC 510, ETEC 511, or ETEC 512), plus three elective courses.