Hey, mom, this is what I’m studying!

To friends & family who still have no idea what I am studying in grad school, here is an explanation (albeit a little wordy) about the field I am currently in…

Many people hear the name Instructional Psychology & Technology (IP&T) and only focus on the word psychology. Immediately they believe the degree I am pursuing will qualify me to do clinical research or provide counseling to those in need. In reality, the field I am entering is applicable in any setting where instruction takes place; this includes education, business, government, military, church, etc. At its core this area is for those who are passionate about helping others learn more effectively by utilizing technology in conjunction with the principles of instructional design. Continue reading