The eLearning concentration develops knowledge, skills, and attitudes in professionals who design, teach, support, evaluate, lead, and manage programs for diverse audiences via distance technology in educational, corporate, government, military, and non-profit organizations. The program is innovative as it approaches eLearning from an international and cross-cultural perspective. Developed using the latest Internet-based technologies and facilitated by internationally recognized faculty the program is accessible entirely online. The program emphasizes a learner-centered, community-centered, interactive approach to online learning, where participants engage in hands-on activities and work collaboratively on complex, authentic real-world projects to develop products for immediate, practical use in the work environment. Participants interested in research explore Interaction Analysis and Social Learning Analytics to determine how online interactions and online learning communities can be improved. Careers include eLearning development specialist, faculty eLearning talent developer, and eLearning designer.

Required Core Courses (15 credit hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours

OILS 535


OILS 536


OILS 545

Cultural & Global eLearning I1
Cultural & Global eLearning II2
Cross-Cultural Issues in Adult Learning3
OILS 541The Adult Learner3
OILS 544Program Evaluation3
OILS 546Framing Designs for Learning (Instructional Design)2
OILS 547Prototyping Designs for Learning (Instructional Design)1


Students must register for OILS 597 Capstone. The Capstone is offered as a 1 credit hour segment 5 times an academic year (Fall 1st Half, Fall 2nd Half, Spring 1st Half, Spring 2nd Half, and Summer). Students should repeat the course three times to fulfill the requirement for 3 credit hours. Students may take the 1 credit hour segments consecutively, but it is not required. For students who plan to graduate in one year, students should take the Capstone during their second semester. For Students who plan to graduate in two years, students should take the Capstone during their third semester.

Required Core Courses for the eLearning Concentration (9 credit hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
OILS 505Management of eLearning Systems3
OILS 534Mobile Learning3
OILS 537E-Learning Course Design I1
OILS 538E-Learning Course Design II2

Elective Courses for the eLearning Concentration (6 credit hours)

Students may select 6 additional hours of electives from the following list selected in consultation with their advisors.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
OILS 501Presentation Technologies3
OILS 502Instructional Multimedia3
OILS 503Digital Video Techniques for Instruction3
OILS 504Instructional Use of Computer Simulations & Games3
OILS 506Exploring Virtual Worlds & Virtual Reality in Online Learning Environments3
OILS 510Knowledge Management3
OILS 533Management of Learning Technology3
OILS 554Consulting and Project Management3