Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences

Richard W. Clement, Dean
Christopher Larranaga, Program Manager
MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Distinguished Professor
Charlotte N. Gunawardena, Ph.D., University of Kansas

Professors
Patricia Boverie, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)
Gary Smith, Ph.D., Oregon State University

Assistant Professors
Sung 'Pil' Kang, Ph.D., Indiana University (Bloomington)
Victor Law, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Vanessa Svihla, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)
Oleksandr Tkachenko, Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

Supporting Faculty
Karl Benedict, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Kevin Comerford, M.S.I.S., University of North Texas
Mark Emmons, Ed.D., University of New Mexico
William Michener, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Suzanne Schadl, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Frances C. Wilkinson, Ed.D., University of New Mexico

Secondary Appointments
Nick Flor, Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)
Christopher Holden, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)


Introduction

The field of learning sciences advances the knowledge and practice of learning from multiple theoretical perspectives and disciplines. The Organization, Information, and 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 program focuses on learning at the individual, group, and organizational levels.

OILS offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees for individuals interested in improving the learning experiences of adults in businesses, non-profits, government, and schools through the application of instructional and organizational practices and technologies, and methods for designing, managing, analyzing, visualizing, and preserving data and information. The OILS program prepares leaders who facilitate organizational learning, instructional technology, and data management initiatives in real-world settings.

Learning is a life-long process, which is stimulated by active participation, a respect for individuals’ past experiences and diversity, critical reflection, and dialogue.


Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program



Courses

OILS 101. Introduction to Information Studies. (3)



OILS 102. Online Learning and Strategies for Success. (3)



OILS 293. Topics in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences. (1-3, no limit Δ)



OILS 320. Information Management for Professionals. (3)



OILS 391 / 591. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 18 Δ)



OILS 405 / 505. Management of eLearning Systems. (3)



OILS 420. Creativity and Technical Design. (3)



OILS 421. Production and Utilization of Instructional Materials. (3)



OILS 440. Survey of Human Resources Development and Instructional Technology. (3)



OILS 457. Leading the Training Organization. (3)



OILS 466. Principles of Adult Learning. (3)



OILS 470. Workplace Training. (3)



OILS 471. Designing Training. (3)



OILS 472. Training Techniques. (3)



OILS 473. Measuring Performance in Training. (3)



OILS 481. Technological Change and Society. (3)



OILS 483. Instructional Applications: Computer Technology. (3)



OILS 492 / 592. Workshop. (1-4 to a maximum of 13 Δ)



OILS 493 / 593. Topics. (1-3, no limit Δ)



OILS 495. Field Experience. (3-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



OILS 500. Contemporary Instructional Technologies: Survey. (3)



OILS 501. Presentation Technologies. (3)



OILS 502. Instructional Multimedia. (3)



OILS 503. Digital Video Techniques for Instruction. (3)



OILS 504. Instructional Use of Computer Simulations and Games. (3)



OILS 505 / 405. Management of eLearning Systems. (3)



OILS 506. Exploring Virtual Worlds and Virtual Reality in Online Learning Environments. (3)



OILS 510. Designing Knowledge Management Solutions. (3)



OILS 511. Collaborative Knowledge Creation. (3)



OILS 513. Digital Information Management. (3)



OILS 515. Introduction to Spatial Data Management. (3)



OILS 520. Environmental Information Management. (1-3)



OILS 521. Environmental Data Analysis and Visualization. (1-3)



OILS 522. Spatial Data Management in Environmental Sciences. (1-3)



OILS 530. Theory and Practice of Distance Learning. (3)



OILS 531. Culture and Global E-Learning. (3)



OILS 532. E-Learning Course Design. (3)



OILS 533. Management of Learning Technology. (3)



OILS 534. Mobile Learning: Introduction to Mobile Learning and Mobile Learning Design. (3)



OILS 535. Culture and Global eLearning I. (1)



OILS 536. Culture and Global eLearning II. (2)



OILS 537. E-learning Course Design I. (1)



OILS 538. E-learning Course Design II. (2)



OILS 540. Foundations of HRD and Instructional Technology. (3)



OILS 541. The Adult Learner. (3)



OILS 542. Theory and Practice of Organizational Learning. (3)



OILS 543. Instructional Design. (3)



OILS 544. Program Evaluation. (3)



OILS 545. Cross-Cultural Issues in Adult Learning. (3)



OILS 546. Framing Designs for Learning. (2)



OILS 547. Prototyping Designs for Learning. (1)



OILS 549. Building Social Capital in Learning Organizations. (3)



OILS 551. Training Techniques. (3)



OILS 552. Team Development and Facilitation. (3)



OILS 553. The Role of Wisdom in Adult Learning Across Cultures. (3)



OILS 554. Consulting and Project Management. (3)



OILS 555. Mentoring Adult Career Development. (3)



OILS 556. The Business of Learning. (3)



OILS 557. Human Performance Improvement. (3)



OILS 558. Leading Change. (3)



OILS 559. Positive Psychology in Organizations. (3)



OILS 570. Research Foundation in Social and Learning Sciences. (3)



OILS 583. Graduate Teaching I. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



OILS 591 / 391. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



OILS 592 / 492. Workshop. (1-4)



OILS 593 / 493. Topics. (1-3, no limit Δ)



OILS 595. Field Experiences. (3-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



OILS 596. Internship. (3-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



OILS 597. Capstone. (1 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



OILS 598. Directed Readings in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences. (3-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



OILS 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



OILS 600. Science, Technology and Society. (3)



OILS 601. Advanced Instructional Design. (3)



OILS 604. Current Research Methods for the Study of Learning. (1 or 3 to a maximum of 15 Δ)



OILS 608. Advanced Seminar in Organizational and Program Evaluation. (3)



OILS 635. Research in Online Education. (3)



OILS 639. Advanced Instructional Technology Seminar. (3)



OILS 641. Advanced Seminar on Organization Development and Consulting. (3)



OILS 642. Advanced Seminar in Organizational Leadership. (3)



OILS 661. Seminar: Transformational Learning. (3)



OILS 690. Dissertation Proposal Seminar. (3-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



OILS 693. Topics in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences. (1-3, no limit Δ)



OILS 696. Research Practicum [Internship]. (3-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



OILS 698. Directed Readings in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [3-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ])



OILS 699. Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)



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