e-Learning Professional Concentration

Last Updated: January, 2013

Advances in digital and information technology have greatly impacted the future of education. As a result, textbook industries, course material delivery systems, and educational administration practices have made radical shifts in how education operates. The e-Learning Professional provides practical guidelines for the creation of powerful, e-learning-based performance solutions. e-Learning is not only emerging rapidly in schools from K-12 to higher education but also in businesses and at home. The e-Learning Professional concentration is designed to give graduates of this program a studied and practiced entry into one of the top twenty new jobs that did not exist ten years ago.

Additional Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must write a personal statement discussing their experiences, goals, and aspirations as an e-Learning Professional.  A minimum 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate credit hours must be earned. 

Learner Outcomes:

Achievement Level Descriptors:

  • A mastering level of knowledge expected of an e-Learning Professional.
  • A mastering ability to employ writing and rhetorical strategies to a discipline-defined range of professional documents.  
  • A mastering ability to assess the quality of and edit professional documents.
  • A mastering understanding and use of technology to develop, create, exchange, edit and re-exchange professional documents.

Performance Level Descriptors

  • Identify a broad series of strategies for effective professional and rhetorical communication
  • Research and identify effective and appropriate social  and professional practices and protocol
  • Assess and identify audience for effective professional and workplace communication
  • Engage in professional conversational skills like the following: Negotiation, Meeting and Group Interaction, Product Presentation, Meeting and Greeting, and Wireless & Digitized Communication  
  • Edit one’s own and others’ written and digitized communication within the workplace  
  • Use writing guides and handbooks to edit documents according to the rules and formats of standardized methods—such as MLA, APA, Chicago.   
  • Engage in the use of digital and technical devices and tools for effective rhetorical communication


MLS Core 10 hours required  
IDS 801
Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies 1
IDS 802
Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective 3
IDS 803
Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society     
IDS 804
Information Literacy
Concentration 18 hours required    
GLE 660
GLE 680
e-Learning Professional
Social Networking Management  
AEP 800
EDL 800
GBUS 802
GLE 680
INT 650
MKT 603
BCOM 601
BCOM 680
COMM 606
GLE 610
LDRS 800
MGT 605
MGT 622
MKT 609 
Utilization of Technology in Classrooms
History of American Education
Management and Marketing Concepts
Social Networking Management
Interactive Systems Design
Customer Service and Relationship Management
Managerial Communication
Corporate Communication
Conflict Management through Communication
Topics in Contemporary Assessment
Organizational Leadership
Service and Operations Management
Strategic Electronic Marketing
IDS 820 Projects in Liberal/Professional Studies 3
  TOTAL 31

Program Advisor/Contact:
Dr. Dan Kulmala, Chair, Department of Modern Languages 

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