The field of learning sciences advances the knowledge and practice of learning from multiple theoretical perspectives and disciplines. The Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences (OILS) program offers a unique perspective on learning sciences by concentrating on the convergence of organization development, information design and data management, and instructional design and instructional technology. The program focuses on learning at the individual, group, and organizational levels.
OILS offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees for individuals interested in improving the learning experiences of adults in businesses, non-profits, government, and schools through the application of instructional and organizational practices and technologies, and methods for designing, managing, analyzing, visualizing, and preserving data and information. The OILS program prepares leaders who will facilitate organizational learning, instructional technology, and knowledge management initiatives in real world settings.
Learning is a life-long process, which is stimulated by active participation, a respect for individuals’ past experiences and diversity, critical reflection, and dialogue.