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Aly Summers

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Aly Summers


Chyung, S. Y., Gardin, B., Summers, A., & Aument, K. (2016, February 1). Role-playing scenarios liberate eLearning from the “page-turner” box: Intoxicated guests. The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Magazine.

Chyung, S. Y., Gardin, B., Summers, A., & Aument, K. (2016, January 25). Developing scenarios with RED programs: Troubleshooting for computer lab staff. The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Magazine.

Class of 2017

I am a graduate of the Boise State Universities Master of Science Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Program, and it was some of the most impactful and meaningful learning I’ve encountered in my life. I was stuck at my job for the longest time, and didn’t even know that this program existed – or that it was the perfect advancement for my career. When I encountered another graduate of the program, who is a mentor and friend to me, I knew I had to take the big, scary step and go back to school.

The instructors are open, honest, always willing to help, and hold you to high standards. The staff is friendly and responsive, and I always knew what the path was for me to graduate – what I needed to complete, and what course load was right for me.

When I tore my ACL and had to drop a class, the university worked with me to help me make sure I had all the paperwork I needed and helped me through the whole process – they made a situation that should have been stressful and scary very easy.

The coursework is difficult, and requires a lot of time and effort, but it’s well worth it in the end and provided me with a top-notch education. I had the opportunity to network with other students – many of whom I still speak with today – and even worked with several instructors and students to publish a paper in an industry magazine.

As a graduate, the university has a great alumni program, and the instructors are all active in the field and provide you with additional opportunities to continue to grow as a practitioner. You get out what you put in, and the instructors really care, so you should, too. It’s your future, and if you care about it and have an interest in adult learning and instructional design, I would recommend this program.