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M.S. - Instructional Design & Performance Technology

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Course Descriptions

IDPT 600 - PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING THEORY

In this gateway course, students will begin the process of understanding what it means to be a graduate student at Franklin University. This includes tangibles such as scholarly research and academic writing, as well as intangibles such as critical thinking and attitude. Students will employ various strategies as they develop a thorough understanding of selected learning theories and philosophies. They will then apply these theories and strategies to create a learning event.

IDPT 610 - PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

In this course, students will study instructional systems theory, systematic approaches to instructional design, and the contemporary practice of instructional design in a variety of settings, including business, industry, government, and classroom education.

IDPT 620 - PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY

In this course, students will learn a framework for understanding human performance by working with scenarios and case studies to analyze performance problems, determine the level and type of intervention required, and make recommendations for a suite of solutions that will achieve the desired impacts.

IDPT 630 - PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

In this course, students will combine what they have learned about HPT principles, practices, and measurement to conduct an in-depth performance analysis for an actual client organization or school system. Projects completed in the course will become part of the student's portfolio.

IDPT 640 - ENHANCING LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY

In this course, students will apply design principles to create a learning event that includes the use of new and emerging technologies. Students will research collaboration and networking tools for their use and value in learning environments. Delivery platforms and software will also be explored for their impact on instructional strategies. Projects completed in the course will become part of the student's portfolio.

IDPT 650 - EVALUATION

This course presents fundamental principles and practices for evaluating courses and programs, with a focus on formative and summative evaluation and criterion-referenced testing. Students will explore evaluation models and theories, create a learner satisfaction survey, create criterion-referenced tests, create grading rubrics, and work with a data set to interpret data and make recommendations to improve a course or unit of instruction. Projects completed in the course will become part of the student's portfolio.

IDPT 660 - ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY

In this course, students will work in small teams to solve instructional or performance problems of substantial scope and complexity. Students will apply design theory and research as they make decisions to resolve systematically identified problems. This course will require the application of project management skills, analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation learned throughout the preceding courses. Projects completed in this course will become part of the student's portfolio.

IDPT 670 - CAPSTONE PROJECT

The Capstone Project experience provides students with the opportunity to receive academic credit for experience in an authentic work environment, which may be either external or internal to the University depending on the student's preference. The Capstone Project involves a partnership among the student, the faculty member, and an approved project sponsor. The faculty member and the project sponsor will evaluate project deliverables according to the achievement of milestones and the submission of materials identified in a Learning Contract. The Learning Contract must specify a relatively comprehensive experience that can be completed within the time frame of the 12-week course. Projects completed in the course will become part of the student's portfolio.

IDPT 680 - PRESENTATION/PORTFOLIO

In this course, students will create a retrospective of their work completed during the IDPT program. Students will leverage work products and the knowledge they acquired/constructed during the program to create a presentation of their experiences as well as a portfolio of significant accomplishments. The presentation and portfolio will be organized to demonstrate accomplishment of the IDPT Program Outcomes. The portfolio will be a useful tool for students seeking employment and/or promotion.

IDPT 700 - PERFORMANCE CONSULTING

In this course, students will use tools and learn techniques for successfully functioning as a performance change agent for an organization (either internally or externally). It will build on the foundational courses and includes additional methods for creating performance and competency models, communicating and working with stakeholders, and conceptualizing and managing performance projects. Students will also study how to diagnose and transform processes that are not meeting performance goals. Projects completed in the course will become part of the student's portfolio.

IDPT 715 - MANAGING LEARNING PROJECTS AND RELATIONSHIPS

This course covers the elements that are essential to assuring the success of learning and performance projects including principles for managing relationships as well as project management tools and techniques. Students will study the principles of managing complex projects and teams to achieve results within project parameters in various organizational settings.

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