This long list contains worldwide public, private, non-profit, and commercial organizations and associations relating to instructional psychology and technology.
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)
The mission of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology is to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
AACE (founded in 1981) is an international, educational, and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
A nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the improvement of education through computer-based technology.
International Visual Literacy Association
A not-for-profit professional association of researchers, educators, and artists dedicated to the principles of visual literacy and concerned with issues related to education, instruction, and training in modes of visual communication and their application through the concept of visual literacy to individuals, groups, organizations, and the public in general.
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
The Society for Research in Child Development is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with a membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from over 50 countries. The purposes of the Society are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings.
United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA's purpose is to promote the development and application of distance learning for education and training. The constitutents served include K through 12 education, higher education, continuing education, corporate training, and military and government training.
Research teams composed of faculty and graduate students actively conduct both theoretical and applied research in one or more of the following areas, and at the various intersections of these areas:
Interested students are invited to join a research team directed by Dr. Mike Crowson. The team pursues two lines of research. One line investigates relationships among social judgments, political attitudes, personal epistemology, and moral judgment level. The other line investigates the nature of personal epistemology and its relationship to achievement motivation and academic outcomes. Team members will have the opportunity to participate in data collection and analysis, conceptualization of new and follow-on studies, instrument development, and all phases of writing.
Contact Dr. Crowson (405-325-8795; email@example.com) for more information.
Graduate Teaching Assistants are employed by the department of Educational Psychology to teach a variety of undergraduate classes. GTAs work under the supervision of Learning Sciences faculty. The faculty member and GTA jointly plan projects, activities, exams, etc. to assure similarity across multiple sections of a course.
GTA positions are typically nine-month appointments; that is, they incorporate both the fall and spring semesters.
International students must complete all requirements through the OU English Assessment Program related to the holding of teaching assistantships before they apply for a GTA position.See your advisor or Dr. Heddy for information about the department's policy regarding payment for these tests.
Descriptions of the courses and the background knowledge required to be selected as a GTA for each course can be found on the link below
Students who wish to be considered for any of the GTA positions noted below should make their interest known by submitting the following to Ben Heddy, Program Area Coordinator, Learning Sciences, 320C Collings Hall:
The GTA assignments are typically announced before the beginning of the spring semester so that students can sit in on their assigned class during the that semester in preparation for teaching in the fall.
Research Assistants (RAs) are employed by the department of Educational Psychology to assist faculty members in their programs of research. In some cases RAs also assist the department chairperson or program area coordinators with administrative tasks.
RA assignments are typically nine-month appointments; that is, they incorporate both the fall and spring semesters.
Students wishing to be considered for an RA position should submit the following to Ben Heddy, Program Area Coordinator, Learning Sciences, 320C Collings Hall:
RA assignments for the following academic year will be announced before the end of the spring semester.
The Graduate Fellowship in Learning Sciences will be awarded each academic year to one outstanding applicant to the Learning Sciences program. The award includes:
The Learning Sciences Graduate Fellowship may be awarded to a student who:
Full admission to the IPT program involves application to both the Learning Sciences program and the OU Graduate College.
To apply to the Learning Sciences program, applicants must submit the following to: Department of Educational Psychology, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019-2041:
Applicants must also apply to the Graduate College of the University of Oklahoma, 730 Elm Ave., Robertson Hall 213, Norman, OK 73019. The Graduate College application form, and information about application procedures, can be found at gradweb.ou.edu
For fullest consideration, applications should be received by Feb. 1.