The Institute for Interactive Technology
offers a 30-hour asynchronous, online Master's degree specialization
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 interaction takes place in a computer-mediated communications setting, thus the name of the specialization, Interactive Technology.
Assignments and asynchronous learning activities, computer-mediated collaboration and communication tools provides 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.