Instructional Systems Technology

Instructional Systems Technology

We improve human learning and performance in diverse contexts

We prepare practitioners and researchers to design and build tools, processes, and systems for use in various instructional and non-instructional settings.

As an IST student you’ll work closely with faculty to analyze learning environments, design instruction, evaluate the effectiveness of different strategies for learning, and research a variety of technologies to enhance learning and performance

Our research crosses disciplines and incorporates theories of instructional design, use of emerging digital technologies to support learning, and workplace learning and performance improvement.

Our alumni hold key roles in governmental, corporate, educational and military organizations.


A degree in instructional systems technology has applications not just in educational settings, but in corporations, government, military, and nonprofit organizations. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to solve instructional problems and to tackle human performance issues, from training factory workers to use new equipment to developing a change management plan for introducing new management practices in a global company.

Some career options include:

  • E-learning developer
  • Instructional designer
  • Corporate trainer
  • Researcher
  • Professor
  • Education content developer
  • School or university administrator

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