Technology & Training Minor

The Organization, Information & Learning Sciences Program of the University of New Mexico offers a minor in Instructional Technology & Training that focuses on providing students with the background needed to design and develop online and face-to-face training. The 18 credit-hour program consists of undergraduate level courses that address how adults learn, training design, program evaluation, and the use of technology to manage learning programs.

The following are the four OILS courses, which must be completed with a grade of "C" or better, required for the minor:

  • OILS 466: Principles of Adult Learning
    Explores the world of the adult learner from historic, social, political and pragmatic perspectives. Issues of life stages, culture, teaching theory and andragogical practice are considered as they relate to the practice of adult learning.
  • OILS 471: Designing Training
    Introduction to the principles of planning and designing of training packages and programs.
  • OILS 473: Measuring Performance in Training
    Principles of evaluation of instruction and trainee performance applied to organizational training programs.
  • OILS 483: Instructional Applications: Computer Technology
    An introduction to instructional applications of computer technology using integrated software. Includes instruction in techniques of using integrated software to manage computer instruction, to manage student records and achievements, and to produce and use ancillary materials. Current representative integration software will be used.

Plus 6 credit hours in 300- to 400-level courses.