Organization, Learning, and Technology MS

The online Master of Science in Organization, Learning, and Technology equips specialists in instructional and technology leadership in education, business, industry, Military, and non-profit organizations.  Learning, technology and leadership should be strategically aligned in order to improve learning and performance of individuals, work groups, and the organization.  Effective learning and instructional solutions in organizations demand advanced knowledge in instructional design, andragogy, technologies, instructional delivery, and systematic analyses in various areas, such as culture, global trends, and workplace needs.  With a blend of theory and technical skills, this program will prepare workplace learning professionals and corporate trainers alike. 

Master of Science in Organization, Learning and Technology - Option II Non-Thesis

Research
OLT 595Research Methodologies (3 semester hours required)3
Required Courses (27 semester hours) from the following:
OLT 515Intercultural Education 3
OLT 554Theories of Adult Learning 3
OLT 514Generational Issues in Global Education 3
OLT 553Transformational Leadership 3
OLT 560Organization & Implementation of Work-Based Learning 3
OLT 570Seminar in Global Education 3
OLT 528Introduction to Presentation Design 3
OLT 510Utilizing Effective Instructional Technologies 3
OLT 516Fundamentals of Active Engagement 3
Total Hours30

OLT 510 - Utilizing Effective Instructional Technologies
Hours: 3
Provides teachers and business/industrial trainers with knowledge and skills for selecting, applying, and evaluating basic instructional techniques and learning principles. Students will demonstrate competencies in presentations utilizing various instructional technologies and techniques.

OLT 514 - Generational Issues in Global Education
Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to generational issues in the training and development profession. Topics include an overview of the history of pedagogy and its development over the last century, a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of the generational styles of learning, parallels between the different generations, the learning style of the different generations and a pedagogy for the 21st century related to the training and development profession.

OLT 515 - Intercultural Education
Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to the training and development profession from an intercultural perspective. Topics include an overview of the roles and skills of training and development professionals in intercultural contexts, contributions of intercultural training and development to an organization's goals, trends in the training and development industry in intercultural contexts, and resources available for intercultural contexts to those employed in the training and development profession.

OLT 516 - Fundamentals of Active Engagement
Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of active engagement. Topics include assessing training needs and participants, developing active training objectives, creating practical opening activities, preparing brain-friendly lectures, designing active training exercises, creating e-learning applications, and the process for providing for back-on-the-job application.

OLT 528 - Introduction to Presentation Design
Hours: 3
This course is designed to help trainers move their training and facilitation skills to the next level of performance. Topics cover a wealth of issues including how to use case studies, conduct inventories, exercises, games, and simulations, facilitate role plays, as well as conduct effective and safe demonstrations and administer tests.

OLT 553 - Transformational Leadership
Hours: 3
This course includes topics related to the role of management in training and development. The focus of the course is directed toward the individual and the organization. Included are the broad areas of executive development, supervisor development and career development.

OLT 554 - Theories of Adult Learning
Hours: 3
This course explores adult development to promote an expanded understanding of issues and practices in adult education. The course focuses on three core areas of concern in adult education: acknowledgment of learner experience, promotion of autonomy and self-direction, and establishment of teacher-learner relationships in the adult environment.

OLT 560 - Organization & Implementation of Work-Based Learning
Hours: 3
This course provides career and technology teachers with knowledge and skills for identifying, evaluating, and selecting work-based training stations. Emphasis will be placed on training opportunities, training agreements, legal issues, and criteria for work-based learning. Specific attention will be given to leading a work-based educational program in the secondary setting.

OLT 570 - Seminar in Global Education
Hours: 3
This is a capstone course. Topics include an analysis of servant leadership, effective strategies for employment in the field of training and development, globalization, appreciation of human diversity, and commitment to life-long learning.

OLT 595 - Research Methodologies
Hours: 3
This course provides a study of research methodologies with appropriate practical application in relevant problem solving. Specific research types, including action research will be emphasized.