• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Learning and Technology (Blended) programme offered by the Royal Roads University was designed to be taken on its own, but students who successfully complete the program may have their credits applied to the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology (GDLT) is designed to build the knowledge and practical skills of professionals working in the field of technology-mediated education, and meets the growing need for management-level individuals who have the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in program design, development, and evaluation, as well as the need for effective facilitators in digital learning environments. The Graduate Diploma program can be taken on its own, but it may also ladder into the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology (MALAT).

The MALAT and subsequently, the GDLT program are founded on principles of networked learning; open pedagogy and digital mindset which means that students create and build on their digital presence in order to collaborate and contribute meaningfully to digital learning networks and communities in the field throughout their program. The virtual symposium at the beginning and end of the program is one of the many opportunities for students to engage in, cultivate and contribute back to these digital learning networks and communities as they learn more about facilitating in contemporary learning environments. 

Who It’s For

Individuals involved in the creation of contemporary learning environments that incorporate the best of what is known about learning and technologies. People who could benefit from the program include decision-makers responsible for learning, training or education; training managers and coordinators; training and development positions; facilitators, trainers, or instructors. The program attracts learners from multiple sectors including post-secondary institutions, government departments, K-12 education systems, the corporate sector, healthcare, not-for-profit agencies and small businesses. Applications are assessed based on an integrated and consolidated examination of academic credentials, work experience and personal experience. Experience in a technology-mediated learning environment is an asset. Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the RRU Flexible Admission Policy. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Digital Learning Environments, Networks, Communities
  • Introduction to Research: Critical Reading and Writing
  • Foundations of Learning and Technologies
  • Innovation, Design and Learning Environments
  • Leading Change in Digital Learning
  • Inquiry into Contemporary Issues in Learning Technologies
  • The Link

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

STANDARD ADMISSION
  • Four-year (or comparable) Education, Arts, Science, or other undergraduate degree in a related field, from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • At least three years of professional experience in a leadership or management position that is directly related to the GDLTprogram learning outcomes.

FLEXIBLE ADMISSION

To be considered for  Flexible Admission, applicants would normally require:

  • At least seven years of work experience, with a minimum of two years of professional experience in a leadership or management position, that is directly related to the learning outcomes of the MALAT program.
  • Some undergraduate education or equivalent.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16740 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16745 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13524 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13520 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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