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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

All courses associated with the program are restricted and require department permission to register.  For more information, contact Christopher Larranaga, (505)277-2137, chrisla1@unm.edu.

Required Core Courses

Course NumberCourse Name

CH

Terms Offered*Current Term CRN
OILS 535Culture and Global eLearning I1Fall and SpringFall 2017 1H:  60290
OILS 536Culture and Global eLearning II2Fall and SpringFall 2017 2H:  60292
OILS 541The Adult Learner3Fall and SpringFall 2017 1H:  60294
OILS 546Framing Designs of Learning2Fall and SpringFall 2017 1H:  60296
OILS 547Prototyping Designs for Learning1Fall and SpringFall 2017 2H:  60301
OILS 544Program Evaluation3Fall and SpringFall 2017 1H:  60295
OILS 597Capstone (repeat the 1 unit course 3 times)1X3Fall, Spring, and Summer (starting Spring 2018)To be scheduled in Spring

Required Elective Courses for the Learning Officer Concentration

Course Number

Course NameCHTerms Offered*Current Term CRN
OILS 542Theory and Practice of Organizational Learning3Spring and SummerTo be scheduled in Spring
OILS 554Consulting and Project Management3FallFall 2017 2H:  60303
OILS 557Human Performance Improvement3SpringTo be scheduled in Spring
OILS 558Leading Change3SpringTo be scheduled in Spring

Other Elective Courses for the Learning Officer Concentration 

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

Course Number

Course NameCHTerms Offered*Current Term CRN
OILS 500Contemparary Instructional Technologies3FallFall 2017 2H:  60288
OILS 552Team Development and Facilitation3Summer

To be scheduled in Summer

*Schedule is subject to change.

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 how to apply to the OILS Master's program.

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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