Rachel Wadham worked on campus through the David O. McKay School of Education as a research assistant. Her major is Instructional Psychology and Technology which is a growing field. She developed professional skills through the completion of various projects including research and publications.
I also expected to develop professional skills through the completion of various projects including research and publications will engage professionalism and work ethic competencies. Work was done on a team and in a context in which complex research issues and problems will be addressed this will develop the competencies of problem solving and teamwork.
Before beginning this experience, I expected to provide research and instructional design support for the BYU Arts Partnership. Assignments included developing a research design for studying Partnership programs and endorsements that can be implemented long term and designing content for websites and courses. For research the role will be lead researcher and involvement will be direct in leading a team as needed for research. For design role will be supportive and the involved as part of a team who is developing other content. Products will include a published article on research and at least two content objects that will be determined at the beginning of the internship.
Due to COVID, we had all of our meetings virtually but that was the only change. Even with this change, my internship was just as expected and it was great. I would definitely recommend this experience because it is a great group of people to work with.