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Centre for Distance Education
Master of Distance Education
Athabasca University's Master of Distance Education (MDE) program is designed to provide you with a common base of skills, knowledge, and values regarding distance education and training, independent of your special area of interest.
Distance education and training are rapidly expanding fields and indicators point to their continued and steady growth well into the future.
Today, distance education and training students of all ages are provided with the opportunity to learn in a wide variety of subject areas, formats, and organizations. If distance educators are to adapt to the increasingly sophisticated field of distance education and to maintain their professional competence, continuous upgrading is essential. Professional growth is also required by people from a variety of educational and occupational backgrounds who seek entry into this burgeoning field.