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Franklin Announces New M.S. In Instructional Design & Performance Technology

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Master of Science in Instructional Design & Performance Technology(IDPT) Program to its on-campus and online offerings beginning in Summer 2011.  

Advances in the understanding of how people learn, along with the incorporation of new technologies into learning and performance development processes, have sharpened the need for professionals to differentiate themselves in this field with elevated, industry-specific skills. 

With an M.S. in Instructional Design & Performance Technology from Franklin University, graduates can become sought-after experts in careers such as training, learning management, and human performance consulting. 

Graduates of this comprehensive, hands-on program will be ideal candidates for leadership roles in organizations that value effective instruction and performance – whether in business, community, government, or educational settings. 

The program blends the disciplines of psychology, systems theory, and economics to teach students how to use advanced technologies and techniques to:

  • Conduct analyses to identify needs or opportunities for performance and learning improvement  
  • Design and develop methods to solve performance and learning problems  
  • Evaluate and manage performance and learning solutions and projects  
  • Apply ethical standards and industry best practices  
  • Integrate technologies into the learning process and performance environment to enhance knowledge in management and collaboration

Graduates of Franklin’s M.S. in IDPT Program will be well-qualified to hold positions as a courseware developer, director of training/learning, instructional designer, knowledge solutions designer, performance analyst, curriculum specialist, distance learning specialist, instructional technology project manager, learning architect, or performance technologist. Available online and on campus, the M.S. in IDPT Program can be completed in as little as 24 months.  

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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