LTMS Course Listing

For a complete listing of all LTMS courses please refer to the school catalog. This is an abbreviated listing of some of our more popular courses.

LTMS 500 Macro Instructional Design (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree or permission of the instructor.
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)

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor
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)

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor
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)

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor
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 520 Learning Evaluation and Assessment (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 500 or permission of instructor
Description: This course focuses on measuring multi-modal learning and performance with an emphasis on the use of technology as an evaluation and assessment tool. Course evaluation and learner performance are both explored as formative and summative assessment, authentic assessment, subjective and objective assessment, criterion-referenced and norm-referenced assessment, formal and informal assessment, testing and evaluation standards, analytics and metrics, the importance of validity and reliability, and the use of technology in the evaluation and assessment process.


LTMS 525 Learning Theories and Instructional Strategies (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor
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.


LTMS 530 Managing Technology Resources (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 510 or permission of instructor
Description: New technologies are changing instruction and placing new demands on technology professionals that support learning technologies. This course addresses the challenge of providing access to educational technologies while balancing security and resources in learning environments. The course establishes strategies for assessing, planning, implementing, supporting and governing learning technologies with a focus on maximizing the instructional value of technology investments.


LTMS 531 Designing Serious Games and Simulations (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 500 or permission of instructor
Description: This course focuses on applying game and simulation design strategies to increase context, motivation, engagement and learning outcomes. Character development, narrative, user interface, game play, game balancing, principles of level design and feedback in games and simulations are applied as the student designs a game or simulation to achieve a learning goal. The differences and similarities between game and simulation concepts, genres and worlds are examined, in addition to game and simulation intricacies for specific groups and game production and management.


LTMS 532 Developing Serious Games and Simulations (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 514 and 531 or permission of instructor
Description: This course presents tools and techniques for developing serious games and simulations. Programming and scripting languages, simulation systems, programming fundamentals, game architecture, navigation, usability, feedback, data management, artificial intelligence, media programming and developing for multiplayer environments are explored as the student develops the design from the “Designing Serious Games & Simulations” course. Game production and management with a focus on the game development phase are also discussed.


LTMS 539 Using Virtual Worlds for Learning and Collaboration (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor
Description: This course focuses on promoting active learning, impacting learner engagement and improving learning outcomes through distributed learning in a virtual world environment. Concepts are explored throughout the course as the student explores and evaluates virtual world environments. The course promotes active learning solutions based on proven design and development trends and research-based practices for engagement, learning and collaboration using virtual worlds.


LTMS 541 Using Mobile Devices for Learning (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor
Description: This course focuses on promoting active learning, impacting learner engagement, improving access and improving learning outcomes through the use of mobile devices. As mobile devices become more abundant, their use as a learning tool is increasing. Mobile learning can increase engagement, enhance access, support differentiated instruction and provide alternate assessment opportunities. Mobile learning opportunities, design considerations, development tools and implementation challenges are explored.


LTMS 543 Interactive Media Management (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: Background in interactive media and permission of instructor
Description: This course explores the management of interactive media in the modern industry environment. It is designed to give the student an understanding of the factors that influence the structures, policies, programming, and management practices of various interactive media projects. The objective is to integrate relevant social, organizational and political topics related to interactive media management and programming decisions. Topics include a management perspective on the practice of digital video production, including nonlinear editing, graphics creation, multi-channel audio mixing, and streaming video. Special attention is paid to the study of laws and regulations as they pertain to media operations and the internal and external codes that guide media behavior.
Discussions include: media ownership and operation, including monopoly and competition, labor relations, industry trends and market relations.


LTMS 600 Implementing Web 2.0 in the Classroom (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor
Description: 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.


LTMS 609 Synchronous Facilitation (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 500 or permission of instructor
Description: 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.


LTMS 612 Integrating Learning Technologies with Human Resource Functions (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 500 and LTMS 510 or permission of instructor
Description: This course investigates the benefits of and opportunities for integrating learning technologies into talent management activities like hiring, onboarding, knowledge management and competency-based employee evaluation and development. Compliance throughout the organization and training employees to utilize human resource tools are explored, as will integrating learning technologies with human resource information systems (HRIS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools.


LTMS 613 Data Protection in Learning Solutions (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 500 and LTMS 510 or permission of instructor
Description: This course explores general privacy and security needs to ensure data protection in learning solutions in addition to specific requirements based on federal, state and industry regulations. Records and information management, export compliance and safe harbor/international trade agreements are also considered in the context of a global audience. Security and privacy strategies for media, access and reporting are examined, as well as developing contingency plans for security and privacy breaches.


LTMS 614 Social Learning in the Organization (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree or permission of the instructor
Description: This course explores the use of social learning and communication in organizations, the software tools used to enable online social interaction and the challenges of organizational implementation. Social learning technologies enable conversations, content creation, connections and collaboration in the organization. When socially-enabled, these activities can increase productivity, deliver knowledge at the time of need and address time and location challenges that exist in today’s organizations. The student identifies a learning or communication opportunity to create a solution using social learning technologies. Open source and industry leading hardware and software options are both considered.


LTMS 615 Coordinating the Learning Technology Infrastructure (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 530 or permission of instructor
Description: This course focuses on identifying, selecting, installing and maintaining a technology infrastructure to support technology-enabled learning solutions. Administrative and educational technology needs along with the need for assistive technology resources to support learners with special needs are specifically addressed within the examination of the overall infrastructure.


LTMS 619 Enterprise Applications for eLearning (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 518 and 611 or permission of instructor
Description: This course explores the options available for eLearning design, development and implementation with existing enterprise applications and systems. Leveraging existing enterprise resource planning, asset management, communication and collaboration systems as resources for creating and managing learning solutions can decrease costs and create cross-functional process and technology synergies. The enterprise application landscape, as it applies to the design, development and management of eLearning, is examined within the context of creating an eLearning solution. Industry leading software and open source options are both considered.


LTMS 625 Learning Management and Learning Content Management Systems (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 500 and LTMS 518 or permission of instructor
Description: The course explores the evolving role and nature of learning management (LMS) and learning content management systems (LCMS) to support learning in organizations. The Shared Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), Content Object Repository Discovery and Registration/Resolution Architecture (CORDRA) and the Aviation Industry CBT (Computer-Based Training) Committee (AICC) standards are examined and applied as part of designing and creating learning objects that can be incorporated into an LCMS and administered by an LMS. Industry leading software and open source software are both examined.


LTMS 635 eLearning Authoring Systems (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 500 and LTMS 518 or permission of instructor
Description: Systems built for asynchronous eLearning development are explored in a hands-on environment. The storyboarding, content management, asset management and team communication elements of eLearning authoring systems are also examined, within the context of analyzing the systems’ abilities to enhance the instructional design process in a team environment.


LTMS 645 Visual Representation for Learning and Communication (3 semester hours)

Prerequisites: LTMS 514 or permission of instructor
Description: This course explores the benefits of visually representing ideas, concepts and processes to improve the results of learning and communication. The history of visualization for learning and communication, along with the current research and trends in using visuals to improve learning and communication, are explored. Techniques and technologies for brainstorming, mind mapping, creating instructional and curricular design, thinking creatively, planning, creating visuals and delivering visual learning and communication are applied in individual and group projects throughout the course.