Courses

LRNT521: Digital Learning Environments, Networks, Communities

Examines digital learning environments, networks, and communities. Requires students to examine and cultivate their digital presence and identity. Assesses the impact of learning networks, learning communities and digital learning environments on society. *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT522: Introduction to Research: Critical Reading and Writing

Equips students with the skills to develop their ability to effectively engage in critical reading and writing. Examines the types, purpose, and importance of various forms of writing and research. Introduces practical approaches to develop exemplar reading and writing skills. *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT523: Foundations of Learning and Technologies

Provides an investigation of foundational issues underpinning learning technologies. Examines the histories, theories, debates, and contemporary developments of the field. Provides a well-rounded and in-depth understanding of critical issues in learning and technology and their impact on society. *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT524: Innovation, Design and Learning Environments

Explores a variety of design models and approaches in creating exemplar learning environments. Analyzes and gains an appreciation of student and stakeholder needs. Investigates effective and ineffective designs. Explores the role of innovation in re-imagining learning environments. Applies a design mindset to solve real-world problems. *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT525: Leading Change in Digital Learning

Examines aspects of leadership and change as they impact the creation and implementation of digital learning environments. Develops leadership and change management skills. *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT526: Inquiry into Contemporary Issues in Learning Technologies

Requires students to identify and investigate a topic of personal interest related to learning, technology, design and innovation. Requires foundational knowledge of the field from LRNT 523 to support deep inquiry. Facilitated through the execution of a personal learning plan and supported by one-to-one faculty-student mentoring. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites – LRNT 523 *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT527: Creating Digital Resources

Supports students in producing a digital learning resource of personal significance and relevance. Examples include, but are not limited to, the creation of an instructional module, a series of learning objects, an open educational resource, a series of tutorials, an app, or any other tool, technology, or resource of student’s choice. Facilitated through the execution of a personal learning plan and supported by mentoring from the instructor, peer-to-peer and digital learning networks and communities. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites – LRNT 521; LRNT 523; LRNT 524 *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT528: Facilitating in Digital Learning Environments

Enables students to design and facilitate digital learning experiences on contemporary topics of interest. Investigates emerging topics in learning, technology, design and innovation. Evaluates digital learning experiences and facilitation strategies. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites – LRNT 523 *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT600: Advanced Research: Thesis Proposal

Helps students to transition from knowledge consumers to knowledge producers. Focuses on the research process with particular emphasis on creating effective research questions, analyzing and synthesizing literature, developing evidence-based arguments, selecting a research method to analyze primary data, and developing a thorough research proposal for primary research. Enables students to focus on an area of personal interest. Directs the student through each stage in the development of the research proposal for a primary research study. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites – LRNT 521; LRNT 522; LRNT 523; LRNT 524; LRNT 525; LRNT 526 *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT622: Advanced Research

Helps students to transition from knowledge consumers to knowledge producers. Focuses on the research process with particular emphasis on creating effective research questions, analyzing and synthesizing literature, developing evidence-based arguments, selecting a research method to analyze secondary data, and developing a thorough research proposal related to learning, technology and digital learning environments. Enables students to focus on an area of personal interest, a topic in the participant’s work environment, or conduct a digital learning consulting project. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites – LRNT 521; LRNT 522; LRNT 523; LRNT 524; LRNT 525; LRNT 526; LRNT 527; LRNT 528 *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT690: Thesis

Revises and implements the thesis proposal developed in the Advanced Research: Thesis Proposal course (LRNT 600). A thesis constitutes a systematic study of a significant problem, issue, or phenomenon. Demonstrates the ability to analyze existing research, collate or collect data and apply it in the context of an existing problem, issue, or opportunity. The result is a synthesis of theoretical and empirical information and/or recommendations for further action. Identifies a problem or issue, states the research question, identifies major assumptions, explains the significance for the undertaking, grounds the research in relevant literature, sets forth the methods of gathering information, analyzes the data and offers a conclusion or recommendation based on the data and theoretical framing. Appropriate quality standards such as validity, reliability, or authenticity must be consistent with the selected research tradition and evident in tool development and data collection. The finished thesis evidences critical and independent thinking, subject expertise, appropriate organization and format and thorough documentation. The thesis should involve approximately 400 hours of student effort. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites – LRNT 600 *Pending approval
Course Credits: 12.0

LRNT691: Research Paper

Revises and implements the research proposal developed in the Advanced Research course. Requires students to adhere to the guidelines introduced in LRNT 622 with regard to research methods, ethics and academic integrity. Analyzes and synthesizes secondary data, or the process and product of the digital learning consulting project, to develop recommendations and best practices. Requires at least 200 hours of effort. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites – LRNT 622 *Pending approval
Course Credits: 6.0

LRNT692: Digital Research Consulting Project

Revises and implements the proposal developed in the Advanced Research course. Requires students to adhere to the guidelines introduced in LRNT 622 with regard to research methods, ethics and academic integrity. Analyzes and synthesizes the process and product of the digital learning consulting project, to develop recommendations and best practices. Requires at least 200 hours of effort. *Pending Approval
Course Credits: 6.0