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Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL)

Improving workplace performance in ways that organizations value

Entirely Online Graduate Degree
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OPWL is working with new applications up to Monday, December 29.
Call 208-426-2489 if you would like assistance with getting started
in spring 2015!


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 – Brian Horveath

  • I leave the program with enhanced skills in instructional design and the knowledge and skills to expand my work.

    OPWL Testimonials – Linda Urban

  • There will be a lot of work, challenging concepts to apply, and plenty of highly educated and experienced professionals ready to challenge you in ways you can't even imagine.

    OPWL Testimonials – Iris Carrasquillo

  • The tools and models learned during the OPWL program are infinitely flexible, and I use them on a daily basis.

    OPWL Testimonials – John Wyville