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Earn Your M.S. Degree in Learning Technologies

Emerging technologies are dramatically redefining the learning experience. Constant innovation continues to introduce new opportunities to enhance the delivery of teaching, training, collaboration and assessment. Education, business, and government are rapidly embracing the benefits of new learning technologies to:

  • improve learner achievement,
  • actively engage learners,
  • manage and distribute educational opportunities,
  • facilitate collaboration
  • and generate innovative solutions.

Learning technologies have expanded beyond the use of a learning management system and web-based learning to encompass a range of technologies and opportunities.

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About the LTMS Program

The Learning Technologies Master of Science (LTMS) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a part-time or full-time 36 semester-hour program that provides students with leading edge approaches and skills to help them apply existing and emerging learning technologies in a variety of learning environments. The innovative, applied learning technologies program provides you with immediate career benefits while preparing you for projected industry needs. The program provides you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Analyze performance improvement opportunities to determine appropriate solutions.
  • Create engaging learning solutions to improve performance.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of learning solutions.
  • Play a role as a thought leader in the integration of technology to improve learning and performance




LTMS degree students must complete the following core courses:

LTMS 500: Macro Instructional DesignWhat’s the process for creating media-based instruction?
LTMS 510: Learning Technologies and Solutions What are all of the options available?
LTMS 514: Media Selection, Design and ProductionHow do I create and use media for instruction?
LTMS 518: eLearning DevelopmentHow do I create interactive media?
LTMS 525: Learning Theories & Instructional StrategiesHow do humans learn?

Online LTMS courses for Summer 2014

    LTMS 514: Media Selection Design and Production, Thursdays, 6-9 PM

    The course focuses on creating media for learning solutions. Selecting appropriate media to meet learning objectives will be explored as the student creates graphics, illustrations, audio, video and animations to support learning. Graphic design fundamentals will be addressed in addition to production skills like media compression and conversion. Industry leading media software and open source options will both be considered.

    LTMS 600: Implementing Web 2.0 in the Classroom, Tuesdays, 6-9 PM

    Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor
    This course enables exploration and practice with "Web 2.0" learning technologies and investigates how the integration of these technologies in the classroom can impact teaching and classroom dynamics. A variety of tools for managing information, creating content and collaborating for learning are explored. Within a peer learning model, the student designs, implements and evaluates a classroom activity that incorporates one or more Web 2.0 tools. Offered each semester, annually.

Online LTMS courses for Fall 2014

    LTMS 500: Macro Instructional Design, Thursdays

    This course focuses on the use of an instructional design process to improve learning outcomes, with an emphasis on the analysis components of instructional design that create a foundation for successful learning solutions. The course explores tools and techniques for analysis, design, development, delivery and evaluation and addresses strategies that can be enhanced by technology integration. The goal of the course is to establish a systematic process for designing instruction and explores trends and technology integration opportunities throughout the process.

    LTMS 514: Media Selection, Design & Production, Mondays

    The course focuses on creating media for learning solutions. Selecting appropriate media to meet learning objectives will be explored as the student creates graphics, illustrations, audio, video and animations to support learning. Graphic design fundamentals will be addressed in addition to production skills like media compression and conversion. Industry leading media software and open source options will both be considered.

    LTMS 525: Learning Theories & Instructional Strategies, Tuesdays

    This course is an in-depth exploration of learning theories including, but not limited to, behavioral modeling, cognitive processing, metacognition, motivation, social learning, constructivism and connectivism. Culture and learning, brain research and the integration of technology to support learning theories are also explored. Theories and practices are examined within the context of creating instructional strategies as part of learning design with a focus on technology-supported learning solutions.

    LTMS 609: Synchronous Facilitation, Tuesdays

    Prerequisites: LTMS 500 or permission of instructor
    This course is an in-depth discovery of planning, producing and facilitating synchronous face-to-face and online communication and learning events. Classroom facilitation techniques are examined, in comparison and support of developing online facilitation skills. Creating audience engagement with effective content development, media and interactive elements in an online synchronous session are addressed. The producer's role in facilitator and participant preparation, technology validation, logistics, in-session troubleshooting and post-session follow-up is also examined. Industry leading web conferencing and virtual classroom software and open source options are both considered.


Please browse the Quick Links on the top-right of the page for information on LTMS program requirements, course descriptions, recommended sequences and concentrations, and to learn about careers. Additionally, please refer to the Academic Catalog for further details about Graduate Studies at the University.

Testimonials

Since 2008, over 70 graduate students have taken classes in the Learning Technologies Master of Science (LTMS) program. Below is what some of them have to say about their experience, the impact of the courses, the quality of the instructors and the flexibility of the program structure.

“As an Instructional Designer, [it] was a valuable learning experience. Not only was I able to apply what I learned to my work environment, I also gained numerous resources and had the chance to share my experiences with peers from both educational and business backgrounds. I would definitely recommend these clinics to other educators and business professionals!”
-Ana Exedaktilos, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

“I would highly recommend the Web 2.0 class offered by HU because it was project based and applicable to teaching and learning. While we were introduced to a variety of Web 2.0 tools, the discussions and projects focused on how to use those tools to improve student learning which was the most beneficial to me. As a result of the class, I am still part of network of educators to whom I can gain ideas and insights from anytime. I continue to use what I learned in my job working with students and teachers.”
-Julie Lehmer, Harrisburg School District

“In just two years, I’ve become more confident about using technology in the classroom. The HU instructors teach practical, relevant tools that increase the students’ motivation, encouraging them to produce high-quality 21st century work. I’ve used many of the techniques in my classroom; the students now have new ways to collaborate with their family, classmates, and teachers, as well as professionals within their community and around the world.”
-Andrea Holtry, Middletown Area School District

“I took the games and simulations course with very little previous experience on Power Point. I was amazed at the amount of skills that I learned in such a short time!”
-Angela Rupert

“I enjoyed the course set-up, the interaction with the other educator participants, and the knowledge and enthusiasm of the instructor.”
-Amy Soule, Conestoga Valley School District

“Harrisburg University's Web 2.0 summer clinic taught by Jim Gates was by far the most rewarding professional development class I have taken in my 15 year teaching career. The greatest value, besides knowledge of how best to teach using Web 2.0 tools, was the professional dialogue with other local teachers."
- Arthur Titzel, Hershey Middle School

"I personally feel more confident as a teacher in the 21st century's new learning environments [after taking an educator technology clinic] and have taken an active leadership role at my school as a member of our district-wide technology committee."
- Betsy Riter, West Perry School District

Learn More

For more details on the program and to stay up-to-date on program offerings, complete the information request form or email Andy Petroski, LTMS Director, at APetroski@HarrisburgU.edu

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