As I mentioned in a previous post, I was recently asked by the Dean of my college to serve as the Interim Chair of the Instructional Design and Performance Technology (IDPT) program at Franklin University. I thought I would share a little bit about Franklin and about the program. First, here is a video introduction:
Our instructional design program is unique because it provides a balance between both instructional design and performance technology. My masters degree was almost purely instructional design with one performance technology course, and I believe the addition of the performance competencies really gives program graduates a unique perspective and provides them with useful knowledge and skills.
The faculty of this program consist of 10 Doctorate-qualified instructional designers who work full-time for Franklin as well as several adjunct faculty members working as professionals in the field of instructional design and performance technology. Each faculty member brings unique perspective to the field.
Franklin has what we call a Centralized Curriculum, which means that course outcomes and activities are standardized so that every course has the same core. Course instructors then bring their own unique experiences and expertise and mentor our students new higher levels of learning. Our course development follows a strong instructional design process by a full instructional design team, including:
- Faculty Members
- Instructional Design Faculty
- Content Contributors
- Course Editors
- A Multimedia Development Team
About Franklin University
Franklin University is a mid-size private, non-profit university located in Columbus, Ohio. It offers several bachelors and masters degrees and has been a pillar in the educational community in Central Ohio since 1902.