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M.S. - Instructional Design & Performance Technology

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Instructional Design and Performance Technology - Master of Science Degree

37 Semester Hours

Core Courses (33 hours)

  • IDPT 600 - PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING THEORY (4)

    IDPT 600

    PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING THEORY

    Course Description

    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 (4)

    IDPT 610

    PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

    Course Description

    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 PERFORMANCEyTECHNOLOGY (4)

    IDPT 620

    PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PERFORMANCEyTECHNOLOGY

    Course Description

    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 (4)

    IDPT 630

    PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

    Course Description

    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 (4)

    IDPT 640

    ENHANCING LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY

    Course Description

    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 (4)

    IDPT 650

    EVALUATION

    Course Description

    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 &yPERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY (4)

    IDPT 660

    ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN &yPERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY

    Course Description

    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 (4)

    IDPT 670

    CAPSTONE PROJECT

    Course Description

    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 (1)

    IDPT 680

    PRESENTATION/PORTFOLIO

    Course Description

    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.

Electives (4 hours)

Choose one course from the following:

  • IDPT 700 - PERFORMANCE CONSULTING (4)

    IDPT 700

    PERFORMANCE CONSULTING

    Course Description

    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 ANDyRELATIONSHIPS (4)

    IDPT 715

    MANAGING LEARNING PROJECTS ANDyRELATIONSHIPS

    Course Description

    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.

Please see the Academic Bulletin for the complete list of degree and residency requirements.

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