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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.

  • Jeff Bartley testimonial

    OPWL Testimonials – Jeff Bartley

  • We provide more effective results that focus on outcomes which the leaders of our organization value

    OPWL Testimonials – Julianne Gill

  • You have the opportunity to solve real world problems and develop solutions for real organizations through the class projects

    OPWL Testimonials – Thomas ‘Andy’ Michaels