M.Ed. Online

Open, Digital, and Distance Education

72 months
2100 CAD/module
1868 CAD/module
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Build strong distance-education skills, knowledge and values with Athabasca University’s online Master of Education in Open, Digital, and Distance Education program.


As you learn how to design, implement, evaluate and manage distance education and training programs in the Open, Digital, and Distance Education degree at Athabasca University, you will gain skills in:

  • institutional and organizational design
  • management and administration
  • budgeting and finance
  • curriculum and program development
  • course development
  • delivery and support
  • program evaluation and revision


  • business firms
  • government agencies
  • voluntary and professional associations
  • hospitals and other health-care organizations
  • schools, colleges and universities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Distance Education
  • Foundations of Instructional Design: Systems Analysis and Learning Theory
  • Instructional Design in Distance Education
  • Planning and Management in Distance Education and Training

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Athabasca University and/or in Canada, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for an Athabasca University graduate program you must have an undergraduate degree. Doctorate programs require a master’s degree to qualify for admission. 
  • Requirements for graduate programs vary and are listed on each program’s website. 
  • You can take some graduate courses without being admitted to the full program if you meet the non-program student requirements for said program. Requirements for graduate programs are listed on each program’s website.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2100 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2100 CAD per module during 72 months.
  • National

    1868 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1868 CAD per module during 72 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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