New Franklin University PM Course for Instructional Designers/Developers & Performance Analysts

Whoo Hoo!  I’ve just completed my contribution to the design of IDPT 715: Managing Learning Projects & Relationships, a course that is customized to the PM needs of instructional designers/developers, as well as performance analysts. It’s part of Franklin University’s  M.S. in Instructional Design & Performance Technology (IDPT). The course will use a customized, logo-branded version of The Project Management Minimalist, 2nd ed.

Franklin’s unique master’s program allows students to attend online or one-night-a-week classes and earn the degree in 24 months.Franklin University  Graduates will be able to:

  • Conduct analyses to identify needs or opportunities for performance and learning improvement

  • Design and develop methods to solve performance and learning problems
  • Evaluate and manage performance and learning solutions and projects
  • Apply ethical standards and industry best practices
  • Integrate technologies into the learning process and performance environment to enhance learning, performance, and collaboration

As some of you may know, I began my professional life as an instructional designer/performance technologist and spent many years managing teams of contractors as we developed performance-based training and job aids to support new products that were rolled out by Xerox and other major corporations.

A key value for people in this field is this: Provide “just enough” tools & training to enable success. In other words, these folks know the value of good, lean tools to support effective on-the-job performance. That’s why I’m particularly proud that Franklin’s team gave The Minimalist their “thumbs up” as a collection of tools for their PM Newbies! And I’m also proud to have helped participate in the PM course design by contributing a special custom case study and overall course outline. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Franklin!

(Coming soon!  I may be announcing my role in as adjunct faculty member in helping teach this course this Fall! We’re finalizing details of our relationship as this post is published. Stay tuned for more info next month!)

Posted: May 29th, 2012 under ID Project Management, Project Management.
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