Workplace Learning Courses
WLD 501 - Foundations of Human Resource Development
This course provides an introduction to the organization and implementation of work-based learning programs. Topics include the organizational environment and an analysis of the types of organizational programs needed to address organizational culture and needs. The course also includes an overview of legal issues. The process for conducting and implementing a needs assessment will be examined. Specific legal issues to meet the training needs of specific organizations will be identified.
WLD 502 - Instructional Technologies for E-Learning
This course provides an overview of instructional technologies that may be integrated into teaching educational content in a digital format. Students will create an Online Course to develop their skills in building learning materials to be integrated for online delivery. Students will learn how Web 2.0 technologies are impacting education. Students will analyze some innovative ways to integrate Web 2.0 technologies for education. A description of the paradox of utilizing technology for education will be given. Innovative examples of integrating Web 2.0 Technology for education will also be examined.
WLD 503 - Online Delivery Skills
This course is designed to help students move their presentation design and online delivery skills to the next level of performance. The purpose of this course is not to provide general knowledge about presentation design and delivery in a lecture format. This course will provide an opportunity to practice and receive feedback on their delivery skills to be a successful workplace learning practitioner or a future researcher.
WLD 504 - Human Performance Technology
This course surveys performance technology approaches and tools to improve the performance of employees, work groups/processes, and the organization. Students will collaboratively identify the type of performance analysis opportunities (e.g., a new technology/program/policy roll out, problem fix, people development, strategy development), conduct a performance analysis gathering related information/data, examine popular instructional and non-instructional performance solutions, suggest interventions based upon the result of the performance analysis, and plan for implementation and evaluation of programmatic solutions – doing all or most of these in close cooperation with the clients.