In a distance education course, students work from a self-study guide, which consists of 7 modules. Each module contains a set of self-study questions (based on readings from a textbook), supplemental readings, and a project. Students submit their work for each module through email to the instructor for comment and feedback. Each student works at his or her own pace. The only deadline is the end-date of the course. Courses are 10 weeks in duration.
Once all modules are completed to the satisfaction of the instructor, the student will receive a certificate of completion (no letter grades or academic credit are given).
All instruction is in English. Though the textbooks readings and content of the course is applicable to archivists across many cultures and languages, the supplemental readings usually provide a Canadian perspective.
Courses are structured as a one-to-one relationship between student and instructor. There is no live chat, no software portal to log into, no discussion forums, no interaction between students.
Students can expect to work 10 to 12 hours a week on the course.
All international registrants (outside of Canada) MUST pay by credit card.
Member institutions can send a maximum of 3 employees/volunteers to a workshop or distance course at the reduced membership rate.
Registration fee does not include cost of textbook.
To become an AABC Member go to the Membership page.
A full refund for the course registration fees may be granted only if the instructor is notified in writing 3 weeks (21 days) before the course starts. A $15.00 administration fee will be charged to process the refund. After that date no refunds are given.
Cost of each individual course:
AABC Member $350.00 CAD
AABC Non-member $500.00 CAD
Managing Archival Photographs
January 9 - March 20, 2017; registration October 3 - December 1, 2016
April 3 - June 12, 2017; registration January 16 - March 10, 2017
Managing Plans and Drawings
September 11 - November 20, 2017; registration June 26 - August 7, 2017
Introduction to Archival Preservation
January 8 - March 19, 2018; registration October 23 - December 8, 2017
Oral History: From Theory to Practice
April 9 - June 18, 2018; registration January 29 - March 9, 2018
Introduction to Archival Practice
September 10 - November 19, 2018; registration June 25 - August 10, 2018
For more information please contact: Lisa Glandt, EAS Coordinator