eLearning

The eLearning concentration develops knowledge, skills, and attitudes in professionals who design, teach, support, evaluate, lead, and manage programs for diverse audiences via distance technology in educational, corporate, government, military, and non-profit organizations. The program is innovative as it approaches eLearning from an international and cross-cultural perspective. Developed using the latest Internet-based technologies and facilitated by internationally recognized faculty the program is accessible entirely online. The program emphasizes a learner-centered, community-centered, interactive approach to online learning, where participants engage in hands-on activities and work collaboratively on complex, authentic real-world projects to develop products for immediate, practical use in the work environment. Participants interested in research explore Interaction Analysis and Social Learning Analytics to determine how online interactions and online learning communities can be improved. Careers include eLearning development specialist, faculty eLearning talent developer, and eLearning designer.

The Master's in Organization, Information and Learning Sciences is offered under two options:

Plan I: Thesis (36 credit hours)

Plan III: Coursework (30 credit hours)

Required Core Courses (12 credit hours) Plan I 

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours

(OILS 535

and

OILS 536)

or

OILS 545

Culture and Global eLearning I1
Culture and Global eLearning II2
Cross-Cultural Issues in Adult Learning3
OILS 541The Adult Learner3
OILS 544Program Evaluation3
OILS 546Framing Designs for Learning2
OILS 547Prototyping Designs for Learning1
Area of Focus (12 credit hours)
Students will work with their advisors to select relevant courses to strengthen their preparation in specific areas of their choosing.12
Research Methods (6 credit hours)
Research methods courses, such as OILS 570 and/or OILS 604, with advisor permission.6
Master's Thesis (6 credit hours) two semesters
OILS 599Master's Thesis6
Plan I Total36

Required Core (15 credit hours) Plan III

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours

(OILS 535

and

OILS 536)

or

OILS 545

Culture and Global Learning I1
Couture and Global Learning II2
Cross-Cultural Issues in Adult Learning3
OILS 541The Adult Learner3
OILS 544Program Evaluation3
OILS 546Framing Designs for Learning2
OILS 547Prototyping Designs for Learning1
OILS 597Capstone3
Concentration (15 credit hours)
Choose from: Adult Education and Professional Development; eLearning; Instructional Design and Technology; Learning Officer; Organization Development and Human Resource Development.15
Plan III Total30

Students must register for OILS 597 Capstone. The Capstone is offered as a 1 credit hour segment 5 times an academic year (Fall 1st Half, Fall 2nd Half, Spring 1st Half, Spring 2nd Half, and Summer). Students should repeat the course three times to fulfill the requirement for 3 credit hours. Students may take the 1 credit hour segments consecutively, but it is not required. For students who plan to graduate in one year, students should take the Capstone during their second semester. For Students who plan to graduate in two years, students should take the Capstone during their third semester.

Required Core Courses for the eLearning Concentration (9 credit hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
OILS 505Management of eLearning Systems3
OILS 532eLearning Course Design3
OILS 534Mobile Learning: Introduction to Mobile Learning and Mobile Learning Design3

Elective Courses for the eLearning Concentration (6 credit hours)

Students may select 6 additional hours of electives from the following list selected in consultation with their advisors.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
OILS 501Presentation Technologies3
OILS 502Instructional Multimedia3
OILS 503Digital Video Techniques for Instruction3
OILS 504Instructional Use of Computer Simulations and Games3
OILS 506Exploring Virtual Worlds and Virtual Reality in Online Learning Environments3
OILS 510Designing Knowledge Management Solutions3
OILS 533Management of Learning Technology3
OILS 554Consulting and Project Management3