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Delivery Models

The Master of Arts in Learning and Technology (MALAT) is a two year program offered in two delivery models: online delivery or blended delivery, which combines online learning with one two-week on-campus residency. These delivery options are designed to be as flexible as you are – helping you achieve a life-changing education without toppling your school-life balance.

Online Delivery 

  • Courses are delivered 100% online through our online learning platform. You will not visit the campus for classes.

Blended Delivery

  • Courses are delivered online and include short on-campus residencies to enhance your learning experience.

On-Campus Residency

This two-week residency will give you an opportunity to experience the on-campus culture and engage with both faculty and fellow students. You can expect to work hard during the residency period. The normal classroom schedule is Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Assignments, readings, and team meetings are done outside of these hours. In addition to the educational activities, there may be planned recreational events. Attendance at the two residency periods is mandatory; however, students are not required to live on campus. 

Online Learning

Distance courses are delivered entirely online using a combination of Web 2.0/3.0 technologies for learning, you will engage, collaborate, share, create and contribute to the learning experience from anywhere in the word. You’ll draw upon web resources, while using online discussion groups and drop boxes to work towards the electronic submission of assignments. Prior to the beginning of each course, you will be provided with a list of resources including textbooks and/or online readings, plus a detailed course schedule.

Learning activities and assignments are designed to allow you to identify the practical applications of the course content and to work with others to construct both a personal and shared meaning from their experiences.

Each 3-credit course would require a level of effort of approximately 100 hours of effort. This varies from student to student and becomes easier as students familiarize themselves with Royal Roads University's online learning technologies, and learn how to work effectively with team members in a virtual setting. Students are required to engage on a regular basis with the course content and contribute academically to enhance cohort learning through blog/forum posts, discussion topics and required course activities and assignments.