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Learning Design and Technology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Honolulu, HI, United States| Online
For nearly half a century, the Department of Learning Design and Technology (LTEC) at UHM has provided a dynamic and high quality program for educators seeking innovative ways to integrate the latest technologies for teaching and learning.
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Overview

The faculty consists of professionally and academically qualified personnel, each with many years of experience in different aspects of the Learning Design and Technology field. The backgrounds and experiences of the faculty complement each other so that the department can offer a strong and respected instructional and research program. As one graduate wrote on a survey asking about experience in the program, "The biggest strength [of the program] is the LTEC faculty. They get along well and work as a team. They truly care about the students and the growth of the program. The 'networking' is evidence of this."

Careers

There is no single job title for learning design and educational technologists in organizations, but some examples include:
  • Training coordinator
  • Instructional designer
  • Web or multimedia designer
  • Technology support specialist
  • Distance learning developer
  • Educational video producer
  • Technology director
  • Museum education specialist
  • Education software/games developer
  • Teacher/professor
  • Technology coordinator
  • Evaluation and assessment specialist
  • Human performance technologies manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching/Training Technologies
  • Instructional Design and Development
  • Theory and Practice in Educational Technology
  • Ed Tech Research & Evaluation
  • Instructional Design & Technology Practicum
  • Seminar in Technology Leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants submit the following to Office of Graduate Education Student Services:

  • completed Graduate Admissions Application
  • application fee
  • one transcript for each post-secondary institution attended
In addition, certain applicants may be required to submit the following:
  • standardized exam scores
  • Residency Declaration Form
  • official TOEFL or IELTS exam scores
  • proof of sufficient funding

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18540 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Honolulu

  • 1640 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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