Learning Sciences and Technology

Coursework

Master of Learning Sciences and Technology is an innovative program that caters to current and prospective edtech and eLearning professionals, as well as students who seek to forge a research career in technology-supported learning.

The design and management of edtech systems and programs is a complex task that requires specialist skills and well-founded understanding of how people and organisations learn, and how they can learn more effectively with the help of technology.

The course coordinators are internationally reknown for their research in the learning sciences, which includes areas such as virtual reality (VR), learning analytics, AI, and online collaborative learning systems. As technology-supported learning experts, they consult on edtech quality and strategy for large multinational, government, and educational organisations in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

The program is available at Master, Graduate Diploma, and Graduate Certificate levels. At the Master's level, it is available in two streams:

  • Professional
  • Research
Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional)

The Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional) stream is designed to give you insight into the design, management, and research of technology-supported learning.

The professional pathway will appeal to you if you are looking to work in areas such as a learning and development manager, a teacher or trainer, an instructional designer, a multimedia learning designer, or a learning strategist. You also will have access to the University’s Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI), which offers specialised facilities, including a combination of virtual and physical spaces equipped with the latest learning technologies, and talks by national and international edtech experts.

You will gain knowledge of the latest theories of learning and learning design, as well as an overview of established and emerging learning technologies. Through a combination of courses and personalised special projects, you will develop competencies in planning for innovative teaching and training, systems thinking, designing technology-rich learning enviornments, and using evaluation methods of learning and collaboration.

Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Research)

The Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Research) is intended for those who wish to do research in the learning sciences related to technology-supported learning and who are interested in progressing to a PhD in the field. This MLS&T stream includes degree core courses in the learning sciences and the design of technology-supported learning, emerging educational technologies, research frontiers, and conducting a research dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Awards and requirements

[Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional)
To qualify for the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional) candidates must complete 48 credit points, including:

  • 30 credit points of core units of study;
  • 12 credit points of elective units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of capstone units of study

[Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Research)
To qualify for the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Research) candidates must complete 48 credit points, including:

  • 30 credit points of core units of study;
  • 6 credit points of elective units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of capstone units of study


Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology candidates are required to complete 36 credit points, including:

  • 24 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of elective units of study

Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology candidates are required to complete 24 credit points, including:

  • 24 credit points of core units of study
Contact

Professor Peter Reimann
Phone: 02 9351 6365
Location: Room 439, Education Building, A35
Email:

Outcomes

At the conclusion of the designated degree, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of research in the learning sciences, and educational technology research.
  • demonstrate a familiarity with research across a range of special research areas.
  • draw on research and practice in research findings to inform their practices.
  • critically evaluate the most recent research, reports, and policy documents.
  • develop skills in design and development of learning resources, online assessment, and moderation of online collaboration.
  • develop knowledge and skills to act as leaders and consultants in learning design and learning management.
  • develop knowledge and skills to critically evaluate research in the learning sciences.
  • develop digital competences in online communication, team work, and online teaching.
  • develop competences in process leadership and in peer group facilitation in face-to-face and online settings.