Master of Science in Learning Technologies and Media Systems (LTMS)

The Learning Technologies and Media Systems at Harrisburg University is a 36-semester hour program that provides the student with leading-edge approaches and skills to aid in the application of existing and emerging learning technologies in a variety of learning environments.  The innovative, applied learning technologies program provides the student with immediate career benefits while preparing for anticipated industry needs.  The HU  LTMS program supports learning outcome advancements in business and education by cultivating learning leaders with a foundation in instructional design, learning theory, technology application, an understanding of critical issues and an advanced vision for technology-supported learning.

Program Goals

LTMS graduates are able to:

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

Learning Technologies Requirements-The following courses comprise the Learning Technologies and Media Systems program – 36 semester hours.  There are 15 semester hours of required core courses, 15 semester hours of open electives or concentration-based electives and 6 semester hours of an experiential component.  The semester hour value of each course appears in parentheses ( ).

Complete all of the following Core courses – 15 semester hours:

LTMS 500
Macro Instructional Design 
(3 credits)
LTMS 510
Learning Technologies and Solutions
(3 credits)
LTMS 514
Media, Selection, Design and Production
(3 credits)
LTMS 518
eLearning Development
(3 credits)
LTMS 525
Learning Theories & Instructional Strategies
(3 credits)

Complete the following Experiential courses – 6 semester hours:

GRAD 695
Research Methodology and Writing
(3 credits)

and

GRAD 699
Graduate Thesis
(3 credits)

or

LTMS 698
Learning Technologies Internship
(3 credits)

or

LTMS 699
Learning Technologies Applied Project
(3 credits)

Complete one of the following Concentrations (15 semester hours):

Instructional Technology:

LTMS 520
Learning Evaluation & Assessment
(3 credits)
LTMS 530
Managing Technology Resources
(3 credits)
LTMS 600
Implementing Web 2.0 in the Classroom
(3 credits)
LTMS 608
Course Management Systems
(3 credits)
LTMS 615
Coordinating the Learning Technology Infrastructure
(3 credits)

It is possible to earn an Instructional Certificate in Instructional Technology K – 12 while completing the instructional technology concentration of the LTMS Master of Science program.  See the certification requirements at the end of this section.

Instructional Design:

LTMS 520
Learning Evaluation & Assessment
(3 credits)
LTMS 614
Social Learning in the Organization
(3 credits)
LTMS 635
eLearning Authoring Systems
(3 credits)
LTMS 636
Micro Instructional Design
(3 credits)
LTMS 609
Synchronous Facilitation
(3 credits)

or

LTMS 645
Visual Representation for Learning and Communication
(3 credits)

Instructional Development:

LTMS 611
Extensible Languages for Development 
(3 credits)
LTMS 619
Enterprise Applications for eLearning 
(3 credits)
LTMS 625
Learning Management & Content Management Systems
(3 credits)
LTMS 635
eLearning Authoring Systems
(3 credits)
LTMS 680
Advanced eLearning Development
(3 credits)

Games and Simulations:

LTMS 531 
Designing Games & Simulations 
(3 credits)
LTMS 532
Developing Games & Simulations
(3 credits)
LTMS 533
3D Modeling & Design
(3 credits)
LTMS 534
Development for Virtual Worlds 
(3 credits)
LTMS 611
Extensible Languages for Development 
(3 credits)

Integration and Leadership:

PMGT 510 
Principles of Project Management  
(3 credits)
LTMS 612
Integrating Learning Technologies with HR Functions
(3 credits)

or

LTMS 530
Managing Technology Resources 
(3 credits)
LTMS 602
Learning Technology Evaluation, Selection and Implementation
(3 credits)

or

LTMS 520
Learning Evaluation and Assessment
(3 credits)
LTMS 625
Learning Management & Content Management Systems
(3 credits)
LTMS 613
Data Protection in Learning Solutions
(3 credits)

Individualized Concentration:

The Learning Technologies and Media Systems student can choose courses totaling 15 semester hours from any of the following Master of Science programs:  Analytics, Computer Information Sciences, Information Systems Engineering and Management, Learning Technologies, or Project Management.