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Master of Education in Open, Digital, and Distance Education

Build a core foundation of skills, knowledge, and values in distance education and training.

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Program details

The Master of Education in Open, Digital, and Distance Education is a 33-credit online graduate program. You must complete at least 21 credits through Athabasca University.

You can choose either a thesis-based or a course-based route. All courses are paced, with scheduled start and end dates and assignment deadlines. You can also complete a focus area. M.Ed. graduate program students choosing a focus area may do so through the course-based route or thesis route.

You can take up to 6 years to complete all requirements.

Focus areas

Leadership in Education

Learn and develop knowledge and skill in inclusive, innovative leadership strategies, and the management of education programs.

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Instructional Design

This focus area emphasizes instructional theory, learning design, and technology-enabled instructional innovation.

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Mobile Learning

Discover learning theory and design as it relates to course and program delivery to anyone, anywhere.

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K-12 Online and Blended Learning

This focus area will develop knowledge and skills in the current context of K-12 education spaces as it relates to technology-enabled instruction, innovative curriculum design and delivery.

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Course schedule