The Institute for Interactive Technology offers a 30-hour asynchronous, online Master's degree area of study in Interactive Technology focused on computer-mediated communications as part of the Masters Degree in General Human Environmental Sciences. Students work with professors in adapting course projects to a particular profession. The focus is on how individuals and organizations interact with technology and might be described as "the difference between doing work and going to work" reflecting the computer-mediated nature of the program.
Students are from many positions (i.e. managers, business owners, librarians, technicians, realtors, financial planners, nutritionists, accountants, college faculty, human resources specialists, and public relations personnel). Any position that involves information transmission (sales, training, education, management) should address how this transmission takes place in a computer-mediated communications setting, thus the name of this area of study, Interactive Technology.
Assignments and asynchronous learning activities, computer-mediated collaboration and communication tools provide students with basic knowledge, skills, and experiences to perform in positions in the corporate and non-profit sectors such as:
Manager in digital environments
Business owner using online strategies
Human resources manager/trainer/recruiter
Distance education coordinator, online trainer
Customer support and sales
Private consultant using interactive technology as a strategy in any discipline
This online program accommodates working adults who have limited discretionary time. Most students will finish the degree in one-and-a-half to two years. Most classes do not require textbooks though software and computer equipment are required; online resources are used in classes. This computer-mediated degree is among the most inexpensive in the nation, a real value from an accredited institution with a vast alumni network around the world and an established reputation for supporting online and traditional students.