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Learning Systems Technology, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Little Rock, AR, United States
The Master of Education in Learning Systems Technology (LSTE) program’s mission is to prepare instructional designers and learning scientists for careers in public schools, community colleges, higher education institutions, business, industry, government, military, and medical settings or facilities.
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Specifically, the program enables instructional designers to act in teaching and administrative roles in order to analyze problems and apply solutions for learning, including planning, preparation, implementation, evaluation, and management. Aspects of the program include the psychology and development of diverse learners, learning resources development and application, and societal concerns pertaining to instructional technology.

The program includes three major areas in instructional technology:

  • Instructional program development: consideration of the broad problem of developing a complete system of instruction, a total application of technology, and mediated instruction to facilitate learning;
  • Educational technology product development: the practice of creating packages of mediated instruction and the translation of specific instructional objectives into concrete items that facilitate learning; and
  • Educational technology management: an investigation of support services for both instructor and learner; considers principally a “responsive” service; includes aspects of location, selection, acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, distribution, and maintenance of both materials and devices.
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Independent Study
    • Workshop in Learning Systems Technology
    • Foundations of eLearning
    • eLearning Environment and Education
    • Survey of Computer-based Learning Systems
    • Digital Photography and Learning Systems
    • Research in Human-Technology Interaction
    • Administration of Learning Systems Technology

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 2.75

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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

    • All applicants must submit a Biographical Data Form.
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 (4.0 scale), or
    • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      725 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      725 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      320 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Little Rock

    • 875 - 1320 USD/month
      Living Costs

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