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Post-Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning
Online Registration is NOW OPEN at:http://itesm.cstudies.ubc.ca/info/ and classes are filling up for two ONLINE COURSES within the award-winning Post-Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning program.
The program is offered by the Distance Education and Technology office at THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Vancouver, BC, Canada. The courses start January 10 and run for 13 weeks until April 11, 2002.
This course is available to UBC graduate students, UBC unclassified students, working professionals and others in the field of educational technologies. Working professionals who have enrolled in these courses include instructional designers, instructors and program administrators in post-secondary education.
Course Format: Participants study these courses via the Internet, enabling people from Canada and around the world to discuss technology issues and learning processes in an interactive environment. Please note that these are paced distance education courses that require active and intensive participation in online asynchronous discussions and small group collaboration. They are not independent study courses. Participants should be highly proficient in English and comfortable with using email, Netscape 4.5 and a computer keyboard.
These courses represent two of five graduate-level courses that can be taken individually or as part of a UBC Post-Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning. The courses were developed in collaboration with the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM), Mexico, and transfer credit can be applied to Athabasca University's Master of Distance Education program in Alberta, Canada.
Tutors: Mark Bullen, Ph.D., Katherine McManus, Ph.D., Richard Kenny, PhD., Distance Education and Technology, UBC.
Res&Eval (EDST 508f)
Research and Evaluation Issues in Technology-based distributed learning.
This course will examine key research and evaluation issues pertaining to technology-based distributed learning. At the end of the course we expect that students will be critical consumers of research with the ability to apply the criteria discussed to assess the quality of research and evaluation studies in this field. Students will examine and discuss current research and evaluation studies of technology-based distributed learning that focus on a variety of issues.
Course outline: http://itesm.cstudies.ubc.ca/info/research.html
Dev&Design (EDST 565f)
Developing, Designing and Delivering Technology-based distributed learning.
This course introduces participants to three different models of distance education, and challenges participants to examine the implicit and explicit assumptions behind the use of new technologies within each of these models. Participants will use both required textbooks and the Internet to research critiques of different approaches to distance education and distributed learning. Participants are expected to participate with other students, including graduate students at the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico, who are also taking this course, in online discussions of issues arising from the design, development and delivery of technology-based distributed learning.
Course outline: http://itesm.cstudies.ubc.ca/info/dev.html
For course information and registration, visit the web site:
Please register early, as enrollment is limited!