Dear HRD, HPE, CCTL, EH Online Student: Since we are interested in developing the highest quality master's programs possible, we are always interested in analyzing and evaluating the program activities. As part of our ongoing research efforts in human resource education and online learning and teaching, we are interested in observing, documenting, and cataloguing patterns and trends of students in our online courses. Your name or identifying information will not be attached to any report of this research. We are asking your permission to include some or all of the following in our research efforts: - Statements or comments that you may offer in response to assignments in synchronous sessions, asynchronous course discussions, and other course communication. - Illinois student reflections, course assignments, and ePortfolios - Formal surveys of attitudes toward technology, technology use, courses, course activities, and overall program evaluation. - Semi-structured interviews with students concerning the HRE Online program, the use of technology within the program, the pedagogy used in the program, and their perception of learning. - Information from focus groups and anonymous feedback forms regarding the ways to improve the program and instruction in specific courses. Your participation in this project is completely voluntary. If you give your permission, you may withdraw your participation at any time without penalty. In sharing this information with others, in oral presentations or published materials your responses will be de-identified so that only the researchers know your identity. Every reasonable effort will be taken to protect your privacy. Instructors will not know whether you have chosen to participate in the research until after the class has finished and grades have been submitted. Reports about this research could be disseminated through research summaries, evaluation reports, conference presentations, journal articles, books, or dissertations. Your permission to include your responses in our analysis of program activities will assist us in providing you and subsequent groups of students with the highest quality programs, courses, and support services. The activities analyzed will be part of the normal experiences in courses and the online program in general. We do not anticipate that your participation in this project will include any greater risk than regular enrollment in graduate-level courses. If you have any questions or concerns about this research project or would like to withdraw from the project at any point (either completely or partially), please contact Scott Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), C. Jefferson Grider (email@example.com), or your instructor. Participating Online Courses (beginning in 2009)Human Resource Development Program: HRE 400: Principles of Human Resource Education HRE 411: Instructional Design for Business and Technical Settings HRE 495 I: Research in Organizations and Institutions HRE 472: Learning Technologies EPS 500: History of Work and Educational Policy EPSY 407: Adult Learning and Development HRE 530: Organization Development HRE 585: Program Evaluation HRE 532: Strategic HRD HRE 495 II: Capstone Project Community College Teaching and Learning Program: HRE 501: The Community College HRE 412: Instructional Techniques HRE 592: The Community College Student HRE 495 I: Research in Organizations and Institutions HRE 490: Institutional Outcomes Assessment EPSY 407: Adult Learning and Development HRE 472: Learning Technologies in Community Colleges HRE 517: Community College Program Development EPS 500 CC: Social Foundations of Community Colleges HRE 495 II: Capstone Project HRE 590 CC: Assessing Learning OutcomeseLearning Program:HRE 490-F: Foundations of Online Teaching and LearningHRE 470: Design of Learning SystemsEPSY 408: Adult Learning and Development with TechnologyHRE 472: Learning TechnologiesHRE 495 I: Research in Organizations and InstitutionsHRE 533: Management of Online Programs in HRDEPS 415: Information Technology and EthicsHRE 585: Program Evaluation in eLearningHRE 590: Innovations in eLearningHRE 495 II: CapstoneThank you for your consideration and participation.
You may also contact Anne Robertson, Bureau of Educational Research, 38 Education, 217-244-0515 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you have about your participation in this project. You have been provided with an online version of this form. If you would like a paper copy, please print it or contact C. Jefferson Grider (email@example.com).