The core LTMS courses are described below. For a complete list of all course descriptions please refer to the Harrisburg University catalog.
LTMS 500 Macro Instructional Design (3 semester hours)
Description: 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 510 Learning Technologies and Solutions (3 semester hours)
Description: This course presents an overview of multiple technology-based solutions to realize learning outcomes. Beyond a survey of learning software, the course challenges the student to think broadly about emerging technology trends that present opportunities. By establishing a systematic decision analysis process, the student is able to assess suitable technology tools for specific environments and learning needs. A broad survey of open source and proprietary solutions are explored, as well as emerging trends in learning technologies. Course topics are examined within a framework of a learning strategy and a learning architecture.
LTMS 514 Media Selection, Design and Production (3 semester hours)
Description: This course focuses on creating media for learning solutions. Selecting appropriate media to meet learning objectives are explored as the student creates graphics, illustrations, audio, video, and animations to support learning. Graphic design fundamentals are addressed, in addition to production skills like media compression and conversion. Industry leading media software and open source options are considered.
LTMS 518 eLearning Development (3 semester hours)
Description: This course presents content creation software that can be used for eLearning. The student creates eLearning modules that focus on navigation, usability and compliance to content standards. Planning and asset management are also explored as elements of efficient eLearning development. Industry leading software and open source options are considered.
LTMS 525 Learning Theories and Instructional Strategies (3 semester hours)
Description: 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.