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Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL)

Improving workplace performance in ways that organizations value


Our Online Graduate Program Offerings

Boise State University’s Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Department (formerly Instructional & Performance Technology) offers master’s degrees and certificates through an entirely online program. Students gain from communicating and collaborating with fellow professionals from around the globe, and from participating as members of virtual teams to work on actual instructional design, needs assessment, evaluation and research projects for real clients. Learning to effectively and respectively collaborate with others from around the globe helps to build the skills necessary to improve workplace performance in ways that organizations value. A series of articles published in the Tales from the Field column in ISPI’s PerformanceXpress monthly newsletters showcase OPWL students’ quality coursework. And online delivery is not new to us. We have offered online courses for over 20 years, since 1989.

What career opportunities are related to a degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning?

OPWL students and graduates are working in various industries including the private sector, non-profit organizations, healthcare, government agencies, and the military. While or after earning the OPWL master’s degree or certificate, they are qualified to hold or seek jobs as:

 instructional designers  curriculum developers
 training managers  workforce development specialists
 technical writers  e-learning developers
 trainers  research analysts
 performance consultants  organizational development specialists
 project managers/directors  organizational development directors

See OPWL graduates’ testimonials, explaining their career advancement and job promotions largely due to earning the OPWL master’s degree.

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    OPWL Testimonials – Laura Flanagan

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    OPWL Testimonials – Annette Wisniewski

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    OPWL Testimonials – Brandon Carper

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    OPWL Testimonials – Julie Kwan

  • As a part of the curriculum, I worked with real clients to solve a broad spectrum of issues. These experiences brought the classroom instruction to life, taught me new skills that I can apply in my career, and provided me with a great portfolio.

    OPWL Testimonials – Stephanie Clark

  • This degree has given me the experience and confidence to make relevant contributions to my current organization and society as a whole. Unlike many other programs that solely deal with adult learning, BSU’s IPT master’s degree takes a more holistic approach and focuses on all aspects of human performance.

    OPWL Testimonials – Jennifer Elderman