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Organization, Information & Learning Sciences - Learning Officer

Online Master's Program

 

Course Delivery
Online

 

Degree
Master of Arts (MA)

 

College/School
University Libraries & Learning Sciences

OILS (Learning Officer Concentration) Online Master's Degree

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Organization, Information & Learning Sciences (OILS) program offers a unique perspective on learning sciences by concentrating on the convergence of organization development, information design and data management, and instructional design and instructional technology.

The Learning Officer concentration offers a path for professionals to quickly develop a competitive edge in this expanding field of employment. Chief Learning Officers can work in nearly every industry. Students apply their learning in real world contexts developing tools and processes to make education more relevant, timely and engaging for organizations.

Special features of the program include:

  • All courses offered in an 8-week online format
  • Degree program can be started during any 8-week session (five times a year)
  • 30 credit hour requirement can be completed in as little as 12 months
  • Affordable tuition
  • Most bachelor's degrees obtained from an accredited college or university are acceptable for admission to program

Possible Careers

Graduates will be in demand in any learning organization in various industries, such as private sector, non-profit organizations, healthcare, government agencies, and military.   Possible job titles include:

  • Learning Officer
  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Learning Consultant
  • Human Resource Development Manager
  • Organizational Development and Learning Manager

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Student Learning Goals for MA OILS - Learning Officer 

The Learning Officer program prepares leaders who facilitate organizational learning, instructional technology, and data management initiatives in real world settings.

Students are prepared for careers as educators, researchers, and developers of next-generation curricula, technology-enriched learning environments, and instructional programs.

Students understand how to investigate how people interact with information and ideas, as well as what interests and motivates them.

Learning Outcomes for MA OILS

The OILS program focuses on the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of training, organization development, knowledge management, distance education, e-learning, and instructional technology systems, methods and strategies with the intent of improving human performance. The program can best be described as one that is both theory-based and practitioner oriented.  The learning outcomes for the MA degree are outlined in the Organization, Information & Learning Sciences' Mission and Philosophy statement.

Program Details

This Managed Online Program can be completed in as little as one year in a series of eight week courses. Students apply their learning in real world contexts developing tools and processes to make education more relevant, timely and engaging for organizations. 

The courses that comprise the program have been correlated to the recommended competencies and guidelines that have been developed by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Association for Educational Communications Technology (AECT), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) associations. 

To obtain an MA in OILS with a Learning Officer concentration, students are required to complete:

  • 15 credit hours of OILS Core Courses 
  • 15 credit hours of Elective Courses for the Learning Officer (LO) Concentration

Special course sections are scheduled for Managed Online Program students and offered on a cyclical basis.  Look for the courses in the current schedule of classes with a course comment that reads "Limited to managed online program students only." For more information, contact Christopher Larranaga, (505)277-2137, chrisla1@unm.edu.

Required Core Courses

Course NumberCourse Name

Credit Hours

OILS 535Culture and Global eLearning I1
OILS 536Culture and Global eLearning II2
OILS 541The Adult Learner3
OILS 546Framing Designs of Learning2
OILS 547Prototyping Designs for Learning1
OILS 544Program Evaluation3
OILS 597Capstone (repeat the 1 unit course 3 times)1X3

Required Elective Courses for the Learning Officer Concentration

Course Number

Course NameCredit Hours
OILS 542Theory and Practice of Organizational Learning3
OILS 554Consulting and Project Management3
OILS 557Human Performance Improvement3
OILS 558Leading Change3

Other Elective Courses for the Learning Officer Concentration 

Select one course from the list, in consultation with an advisor.

Course Number

Course NameCredit Hours
OILS 500Contemparary Instructional Technologies                     3
OILS 552Team Development and Facilitation3

Degree Requirements

The MA OILS with a Learning Officer Concentration is offered as a Masters Plan III (course work only) option.

Admission Prerequisites

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least a 3.0 GPA in the last sixty (60) hours of undergraduate work
  • Required documentation including a letter of intent, a resume, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample
  • Goals or objectives that can be reasonably achieved through a degree in this program
  • Language Skills for International Students: International students must meet all UNM Graduate Admissions Requirements including tests for English proficiency. For more information regarding international students, please see International Students and Online Education.

Please see the department's website for more detailed information on admissions including how to apply to the OILS Master's program and relevant deadline dates.

MA Organization, Information & Learning Sciences - Learning Officer Program at a Glance

Major Requirements

30 credit hours

Tuition Cost per Credit Hour

$362.92

Course Cycle

8 weeks

Time to Completion

As Little as 12 Months



Contact:

Email:      oils@unm.edu

Phone:    505.277.4131


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