Master of Learning Sciences and Technology

... for researchers

The Research Stream of the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology program can act as a bridge for PhD studies and is designed for students for who are hoping to pursue a career as an education or learning sciences' researcher.

By combining the coursework with a dissertation, the Research Stream provides students with hands-on experience using emerging technologies; insight into the many different research specialisations available; and essential knowledge of research methods and methodologies, including those specific to technology-supported learning.

Course structure

Research-stream master's candidates must complete eight units of study, including the four core units of study (listed below) and the compulsory unit of study, Learning Technology Research Frontiers (EDPC5025).

Two of the remaining three units of study must come from a dissertation. Applicants choosing to complete their dissertation in one semester should enrol in the unit of study Dissertation (EDPZ6720). Alternatively, dissertation studies may be spread across two semesters by undertaking Dissertation Part 1 (EDPZ6724) followed by Dissertation Part 2 (EDPZ6725).

The final unit of study that must be satisfactorily completed before qualifying for the award of Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Research Stream) may be either Evaluating Learning Technology Innovation(EDPC5012) or Developing a Research Project (EDPK5003).

Core units of study

About the field

The Learning Sciences and Technology program is grounded in the learning sciences and deals with the intersection of education and new technologies. This area is also referred to by other terms, such as Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL); ICT or technology-supported learning; flexible, blended and online learning; the Digital Education Revolution and eLearning.

Specialisations within these broader fields could include many things: mobile learning; learning in virtual worlds, professional learning; design for learning; online learning in higher education; learning with models and simulations and many more. For more examples, see some of the research being done by the MLS&T teaching staff at the CoCo Research Centre.

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Find out about this program's learning environment, teaching staff, career opportunities, timetables, fees & how to apply, or see a list of frequently asked questions.

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