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Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Graduate Programs

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At Boise State University, we are innovators.

U.S. News and World Report ranked us in the nation’s top 50 Most Innovative Schools. From groundbreaking research and academic programs, to exponential growth all over campus, to how our faculty and staff are re-imagining higher education, we are blazing trails in Idaho, the U.S. and throughout the world.  

The Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) program has been offering graduate study online since 1989 celebrating 30 years as an online program in 2018! We bring a wealth of experience in online teaching, collaborating virtual, and assisting students with accomplishing their goals from their location and from their point of learning need. 

Students in the OPWL online graduate programs are working in or aspire to work in human resource development, learning and development, process improvement, project management, change management, performance improvement and organizational development. Improving performance and sharpening desired outcomes warrants careful analysis and multidimensional solutions. Students work on real world projects in the classroom with portfolio samples and a portfolio website graduate study outcomes.

OPWL faculty bring expertise in online learning, adult learning, instructional design, e-learning design and development, learning experience design, performance improvement, and organizational development. OPWL faculty offer opportunities for students to collaborate in their research labs, co-author manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or to create an independent study in an area of your choosing!

OPWL also offers a variety of resources to assist students with accomplishing their professional development goals, such as;
• workplace experiences resulting in a work sample for use in your portfolio,
• paid internships with organizations and instructional design firms,
• educational webinars from OPWL faculty and the field’s thought-leaders, and
• access to virtual and face-to-face professional organizations

Apply to the program and become part of the larger OPWL online community and have access to all it provides.
   

Degrees 

  • Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL)

    Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) - Online

    The online MS in OPWL prepares students for careers in instructional design, training and development, project management, e-learning design and development, workplace performance improvement, change management, program evaluation, and performance consulting. Our online courses are well-suited for the seasoned learning and development professional seeking to move into a senior position, as well as to assist new professionals to develop foundational skills so they can break into the field. In addition to coursework, we provide you with:

    • opportunities to complete internships to gain workplace experiences
    • assistance developing your professional portfolio website

    More Information » www.boisestate.edu/opwl/programs-courses/ms-degree

    Master of Science in Organizational Perf...
  • Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instructional Design (WIDe)

    Workplace Instructional Design (WIDe) online graduate certificate

    The online Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instructional Design (WIDe) emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to create instructional programs to improve employee productivity. The certificate in WIDe is intended for individuals who are interested in designing learning experiences  and performance-based instruction, and developing and delivering learning programs for business, government agencies, the military, and nonprofit organizations. Courses include principles of adult learning, instructional design, e-learning authoring and development, learning experience design, e-learning content and learning management systems, and storyboarding and scenario-based e-learning.


    More Information » www.boisestate.edu/opwl/programs-courses/certifica...

    Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instru...
  • Graduate Certificate in Workplace E-Learning Design and Development (WELDD)

    Workplace E-Learning Design and Development (WELDD) online graduate certificate

    The online Graduate Certificate in Workplace E-Learning Design and Development (WELDD) is designed for individuals who intend to develop skills in designing and developing e-learning content for the workplace. This WELDD certificate program focuses on how to develop e-learning products with Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Camtasia, Snagit, etc and how to implement them in learning management systems, as well as how to design e-learning content using storyboarding and scenario-based learning, game-based and gamified learning, and design thinking in the instructional design process.


    More Information » www.boisestate.edu/opwl/programs-courses/certifica...

    Graduate Certificate in Workplace E-Lear...
  • Graduate Certificate in Workplace Performance Improvement (WPI)

    Workplace Performance Improvement (WPI) online graduate certificate

    The online Graduate Certificate in Workplace Performance Improvement (WPI) is designed for individuals who intend to develop skills in diagnosing and solving performance problems in the workplace. This program emphasizes the practical application of process models, tools, and techniques to workplace performance improvement situations. Courses include needs assessment, evaluation, survey design, interview and data analysis, data visualization, change management, organizational culture and leadership, and performance impact beyond the organization.


    More Information » www.boisestate.edu/opwl/programs-courses/certifica...

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  • OPWL Celebrating 30 years Offering Graduate Study Online!

    A look at the OPWL online program starting in 1989 when it offered its first online course to over 30 students across the country. Read the innovations explored to create a flourishing and vibrant online community of practice for the learning and development professional More »

    OPWL Celebrating 30 years Offering Gradu...

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  • Boise State University
    Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL)
    1910 University Drive
    Boise, Idaho 83725-2070
    United States
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    Boise State University
    Boise, Idaho