This course provides an overview of the design and development of training in organizations by introducing the learner to a mix of theoretical and practical concepts. Although particular emphasis will be placed on the instructional systems development (ISD) process, other topics that will be explored include: the organizational and personal benefits of training, e-Learning, the evaluation of training, the management of the development process, and trends and successful practices in the field.
This undergraduate course is intended for individuals who would like to learn about education and training as it pertains to the workplace. This could include students who aspire for managerial or administrative positions, such in human resources, as well as those who want to develop and deliver curriculum as educational administrators, instructional designers, and trainers. For students with aspirations in business, it will introduce them to the importance of well designed training, whereas those pursuing educational positions will gain an appreciation of the impact of learning in a business setting.