Learning Sciences Program
The Learning Sciences Program is concerned with learning, cognition, instruction, and the methodologies used to investigate these areas. The program is comprised of three areas:
It is these three individual areas that admit students and specify particular courses of study.
Instructional Design & Educational Technology (IDET): The Instructional Design and Educational Technology (IDET) Program provides students with a theoretical background in instructional design and direct involvement in the integration and assessment of computing technologies in instruction.
Learning and Cognition: The Learning and Cognition area of the Learning Sciences Program is involved in basic and applied research involving: the psychology of reading, the psychology of writing, the acquisition of cognitive skills, memory processes (such as priming), human intelligence, the psychophysiology of the detection of deception (such as polygraph), and applications of psychological principles to the context of learning.
Statistical and Research Methods: The Statistical and Research Methods area of the Learning Sciences Program is concerned with the research methodologies used to investigate learning and educational psychology, broadly defined. Faculty members associated with this area also teach statistics and research methods courses open to students throughout the University of Utah. These same faculty often serve as statistical methodology experts on doctoral dissertation and master's thesis supervisory committees.