RDC’s School of Education provides new flexible online learning opportunities

Date posted: 
Thu, 11/08/2018
RDC’s School of Education provides new flexible online learning opportunities

As Red Deer College continues to expand its programming, two new instructor certificates will be launched in the School of Education over the next six months, providing learners with career advancement opportunities. Both certificates can be completed online, providing maximum flexibility and convenience for students and working professionals. 

The 12-month eLearning Instructor Post-Diploma Certificate will begin in January 2019 and the 12-month Adult and Higher Education Instructor Post-Diploma Certificate will commence four months later in May 2019, helping to meet emerging employee training and educational needs.

“As RDC transitions to university status over the next three to five years, we continue to add to the over 100 current programs already offered at the College, in response to the needs and demands from our students, communities and industry,” says Dr. Gloria Antifaiff, Dean School of Education.

The eLearning Instructor Post-Diploma Certificate is developed for those providing online training or teaching in work environments, schools, or post-secondary institutions. A team of experts in online teaching and learning will provide students with relevant knowledge and skills to enhance their current or future instructional roles.

Graduates of this certificate will develop their ability to increase student engagement, foster collaboration, and create community through high quality online instruction. Courses include Contexts of Online Learning, and Gamification: Engaged Learning.

The Adult and Higher Education Instructor Post-Diploma Certificate is designed to prepare educators for teaching in a variety of settings. Throughout the 12 months of courses and a capstone project, educators and workplace trainers from a wide range of sectors including industry, business, health care, post-secondary or adult education, will be able to assess trends and research related to teaching and learning, and utilize technology to best serve a diverse group of learners while creating a conducive learning environment.

Students in this program will develop their skills and comprehension through engaging classes which include Technology Enhanced Learning, Inclusive Education, and Indigenization: Educational Contexts. Participants will also engage in research and reflective practice throughout both programs. 

“The Education sector continues to advance, especially with the increased integration of technology and flexibility of online learning, and these certificates will effectively prepare instructors in a variety of environments,” says Dr. Antifaiff.

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For additional information contact:

Brent Forster
Communications Strategist – Corporate
RDC
403.342.3389

Shelley Newman
Communications Strategist – Corporate
RDC
403.342.3299

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