IPT — Instructional & Performance Technology
Graduate Courses Offered
IPT 523 RAPID E-LEARNING DEVELOPMENT (3-0-3)(S,SU). Through hands-on practice, students develop skills in using rapid e-learning development software to create interactive multimedia e-learning content for improving workplace learning and performance. Students develop various types of e-learning content such as demonstration, technical simulation, and scenario-based learning. PRE/COREQ: IPT 536.
IPT 525 E-LEARNING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES (3-0-3)(S,SU). Students will learn foundational principles for implementing e-learning solutions. Students will evaluate e-learning demo programs and study the use of reusable learning objects, sharable content objects, metadata and e-learning standards in the current e-learning practice. Students will develop sample multimedia learning objects and implement them on a learning management system. PRE/COREQ: IPT 536.
IPT 529 NEEDS ASSESSMENT (4-0-4)(F/S). Through analysis of case studies, guided practice, field work, and other methods, students learn to use tools, data, and systematic methods to identify and assess current or future performance problems and their causes, and help decision makers target critical problems with feasible solutions. Students will conduct an authentic project. PREREQ: IPT 536.
IPT 530 EVALUATION METHODOLOGY (4-0-4)(F,S). Students learn how to use methods of inquiry and analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional or performance improvement programs. They explore various models of both formative and summative evaluations and ways to implement the results of such research efforts. Students will gain hands-on experience in conducting evaluations. PREREQ: IPT 536.
IPT 531 OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH DESIGN, MEASUREMENT, AND STATISTICS (3-0-3)(F). Students receive a foundation in the relationships among research design, measurement, and statistics. Topics covered include scaling, reliability, validity, norm- vs. criterion-referenced testing, forms of distributions, measures of central tendency and variability, basic quantitative research designs and their appropriate statistical tests, and methods for critiquing quantitative research. PREREQ: IPT 536 or PERM/INST.
IPT 532 ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH IN ORGANIZATIONS (3-0-3)(S). Ethnography is an approach to learning about the social and cultural life of communities, organizations, institutions and other settings that discovers how the activities of people in those settings contribute to the creation of society and culture. Students receive a foundation in philosophical perspectives and methods supporting ethnographic research, learn when to conduct ethnographic research, and explore strategies for presenting and critiquing ethnographic research. They will also be provided with an opportunity to implement ethnographic research in organizational settings. PREREQ: IPT 536 or PERM/INST.
IPT 535 PRINCIPLES OF ADULT LEARNING (4-0-4)(F,S). Students explore how contemporary adult learning theories and practices are applied to the field of instructional and performance technology, particularly with respect to the instructional design process. They will investigate methods, strategies and technologies specific to adult learners that are known to affect learning outcomes. Students will apply adult learning principles to real workplace problems.
IPT 536 FOUNDATIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY (4-0-4)(F/S). Students study historical foundations, prominent people, and events that contributed to the development of the fields of instructional technology and performance technology. They apply relevant theories and models to real or realistic organizational situations in industry, government, military, and non-profit settings.
IPT 537 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN (4-0-4)(F,S). This course gives an overview of several models for instructional systems design and examines the processes involved in designing effective instructional interventions. Working with a real client, students conduct a full-scale instructional design project in phases over the duration of the course. PREREQ: IPT 535 and IPT 536.
IPT 538 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES (3-0-3)(F,SU-Odd years). Instructional strategies are prescriptive patterns that guide the task of designing learning activities. Students will identify and experiment with several types of instructional strategies. Given a variety of instructional needs, students will practice selecting and implementing appropriate strategies. PRE/COREQ: IPT 536.
IPT 547 ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR THE WORKPLACE (3-0-3)(S,SU-Even years). Students engage in authentic instructional design activities with real clients as part of a community of practice. Activities include analyzing instructional design problems, creating real instructional design products, working within diverse teams, and giving and receiving constructive feedback. PREREQ: IPT 537 or PERM/INST.
IPT 550 BLENDED LEARNING FOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT (3-0-3)(SU). Students investigate various learning technologies that can contribute to the building and sharing of individual and organizational knowledge. Based on analysis of learners’ performance needs, students design blended approaches to improving workplace learning and performance by combining face-to-face learning and e-learning. PRE/COREQ: IPT 536.
IPT 551 E-LEARNING CONTENT DESIGN (3-0-3)(SU). Students learn to apply the principles of instructional design to the design of interactive, multimedia, self-paced content within the context of workplace e-learning and performance support. PRE/COREQ: IPT 536.
IPT 560 HUMAN PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY (4-0-4)(F,S). Students examine the foundations, process models, solutions, professional practice issues, and future trends of the field of human performance technology (HPT), which aims to improve performance in the work place or in learning situations. In a hands-on project, students practice applying HPT to design effective performance solutions. PREREQ: IPT 536, and IPT 529 or IPT 530.
IPT 577 CHANGE MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(SU). Students will learn basic principles related to the top-down and bottom-up change processes, and analytical and planning tools that can be used to facilitate change within an organization. Students will practice applying those principles and tools in real organizational situations. PRE/COREQ: IPT 536.
IPT 578 DESIGNING SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATIONS (3-0-3)(F). Students will learn basic principles related to helping organizations plan, implement, and evaluate business practices that are environmentally, socially, and financially balanced. The course combines principles of design, systems thinking, change management, and evaluation. PRE/COREQ: IPT 536.
SELECTED TOPICS (1-0-1)(F/S/SU):
- IPT 585 THINKING IN SYSTEMS
- IPT 586 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
- IPT 587 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
- IPT 588 LIBRARY SKILLS FOR RESEARCH
- IPT 589 VIRTUAL TEAMS
Refer to University-wide Graduate Courses for additional course offerings.