M.S. - Instructional Design & Learning TechnologyProgram OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin
Analyze learning needs and design immersive educational experiences
When it comes to performance, successful companies know that skilled, knowledgeable people make the difference. That’s why more and more organizations invest in immersive educational experiences to develop and equip their talent.
At the forefront of this human resources revolution are those with an M.S.-Instructional Design & Learning Technology (IDLT) degree. Our instructional design masters degree program enables students to take a holistic approach to education in a variety of settings. Students learn to analyze learning needs, design appropriate solutions and evaluate the effectiveness of these solutions. And, as it turns out, advancing learning and contributing to the professional development of others may advance your career as well. In fact, job opportunities in the instructional design field are projected to grow by 11 percent over the next decade.1
Design instructional interventions that meet learning needs
Franklin’s online instructional design (IDLT) degree program focuses on instructional design as a means to drive performance improvement. Instructional design focuses on the delivery of transformational training and education solutions to develop the skills and knowledge of workers.
In addition to using learning and instructional theory to ensure quality of instruction, our IDLT curriculum also integrates human performance improvement. Related coursework examines the specific causes leading to poor performance, and analyzes how to overcome them by studying how a person operates in a specific setting, which skills they need to be successful, and which strategies will help enable them to succeed.
Combined, these two areas will arm you to become a change agent that designs innovative learning and performance improvement strategies that close the gap on an organization’s most pressing performance problems.
Gain marketable skills in as few as 18 months
Franklin’s instructional design masters degree curriculum is designed to industry standards, including ATD and ISPI, and teaches you skills highly sought after by employers in these areas: instructional systems design, educational technology, eLearning development, content development, and performance improvement. As a result, you’ll be well prepared to enter or advance your career as an instructional designer, trainer or educator.
Plus, you’ll assemble and present a portfolio of work, so you’ll be ready to share actual samples of instructional materials you’ve designed with potential employers. And you will gain hands-on experience with industry software and leverage emerging technologies, such as Articulate Studio and social media.
Franklin University’s masters in instructional design can be completed in as few as 18 months, and you can get started right away because there’s no GRE requirement if you meet certain standards.
Earn your degree from a university built for busy adults
Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Faculty with industry expertise means you gain relevant knowledge to apply directly to your current or future career, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today!
Franklin University’s IDLT Program was included among the “Best Buy” affordable online masters degrees by GetEducated.com in 2012. The rankings were based on a survey of more than 350 online masters in education, teaching, instructional technology, education leadership, and special education programs across the United States.
1Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)
Gain The Skills Employers Desire
Instructional designers use learning theories and instructional design models to design learning content for diverse audiences.View Salary Trends
Training & Development Coordinator
Training & Development Coordinators manage logistical and administrative tasks to ensure training programs run successfully.View Salary Trends
Performance Consultants design and establish goal-setting strategies to improve the productivity and efficiency of personnel.View Salary Trends
Instructional Coordinators are responsible for the development and implementation of instructional programs.View Salary Trends
Training Specialists are responsible for designing presentations, job manuals, and other materials to needed to train employees.View Salary Trends
Training Program Manager
Training Program Managers are responsible for implementing training strategies within an organization or company.View Salary Trends
Curriculum Developers support instructors by incorporating technology that aligns with teaching strategies and effective learner engagement into the classroom and curricula.View Salary Trends
Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) - June 2016
Our Recipe For Your Success
Academic & Industry Experts
Classes are taught and designed by credentialed professionals with real-world experience.
- Programs are designed by combining the insight of industry leaders with the academic expertise of our faculty, ensuring what you learn translates into on-the-job success.
- Academic concepts and theories are brought to life through our teaching faculty’s professional expertise, and can be immediately applied in your career.
- Faculty with industry experience teach our courses, not graduate students or life-time academics, so you learn not only the theories behind the practice but also how to apply them in real-world situations.
Relevant & Consistent Curriculum
What you learn is a reflection of the program you choose, not the format in which it’s applied.
- All programs are designed for learning outcomes to flow from the program level into actual coursework.
- This top-down approach allows credentialed professionals to customize assignments based on trending industry topics without deviating from a program’s core outcomes.
- Regardless of your professor or the format of your class, you receive the same quality education.
Hands-On Learning Experience
Franklin's coursework teaches not only theories and concepts, but also how they apply to practical situations.
- Professional course designers ensure that class activities such as learning simulations, case studies, interactive videos, and group exercises are relevant and appropriate.
- A curriculum development team is dedicated to making sure all courses are intuitively designed so content is taught in a logical manner that facilitates your success in the classroom and beyond.
Continuously Evolving Programs
Consistent program reviews ensure our programs stay at the forefront of industry trends.
- Survey results and feedback from student and faculty assessments are reviewed regularly so that our programs are always improving and up-to-date.
- A structured review process helps identify industry gaps that guide curriculum enhancements allowing our academic and industry experts to regularly implement new industry trends.
- Regular assessment provides hard data that is used to improve student learning and teaching methods.
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