Learning and Technology, Postgraduate Diploma

Learning and Technology, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University 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.

About

The Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University 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. 

Outcomes

Graduates will have the skills to assume leadership roles in program design, development, implementation, and evaluation of technology-mediated learning initiatives.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Develop proposals for instructional strategies
  • Analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate instructional design
  • Recommend appropriate learning strategies
  • Plan and coordinate projects to a successful conclusion 
  • Evaluate current educational technology research 
  • Advance their careers as leaders in technology-mediated learning environments

Graduates will have:

  • Expanded knowledge of educational theory 
  • Developed practical skills in graphic design, project management and instructional design
  • Increased understanding of student characteristics and needs 
  • Enhanced critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills

Programme Structure

Courses

  • 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

  • More details: The June start dates are for the blended delivery.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

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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.

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
    • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16422 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16422 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    13260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13260 USD 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

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