Organization, Learning, & Technology Courses

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 - Organizational Leadership
Hours: 3
This course includes topics related to the role of leadership in organizational changes and employee 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 employee development.

OLT 554 - Principles 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 - Workplace Learning, Development, and Performance
Hours: 3
This course provides workplace learning and performance professionals with knowledge and skills for identifying and evaluating organizational learning, development, and performance improvement solutions. Topics cover how organizations utilize personnel training and development to improve human expertise and organizational development to lead process improvements.

OLT 570 - Seminar in Global Education
Hours: 3
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 575 - Performance Analysis and Improvement
Hours: 3
Survey of human performance technology approaches and tools to improve the performance of individuals, work groups, work processes, and an organization. Students will collaboratively identify organizational performance problems, suggest instructional and non-instructional interventions based upon data-driven performance analysis, and design or evaluate programmatic solutions in cooperation with the clients throughout the entire process.

OLT 578 - Instructional Design and Development
Hours: 3
Same as ETEC 578. Instructional Design and Development. Three semester hours. Students will utilize a systems approach to design and develop instruction. The five phases of instructional design: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation are examined.

OLT 590 - Evaluation
Hours: 3
Methods of inquiry and analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of training, development, and performance improvement programs. Topics include various evaluation models, ways to assess satisfaction, learning, behavioral changes, and impacts, and how to integrate evaluation with planning or continuous improvements.

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.

OLT 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.