HRE Online Research/Evaluation Consent Form (12/09)

HRE Online Research/Evaluation Consent Form

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 (sjohnson@illinois.edu), C. Jefferson Grider (cjgrider@illinois.edu), 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 Outcomes

eLearning Program:
HRE 490-F: Foundations of Online Teaching and Learning
HRE 470: Design of Learning Systems
EPSY 408: Adult Learning and Development with Technology
HRE 472: Learning Technologies
HRE 495 I: Research in Organizations and Institutions
HRE 533: Management of Online Programs in HRD
EPS 415: Information Technology and Ethics
HRE 585: Program Evaluation in eLearning
HRE 590: Innovations in eLearning
HRE 495 II: Capstone

Thank you for your consideration and participation.

 

 

I have read the above statement and grant permission for my participation (to include but not limited to spoken, written, and other comments) to become part of the data for program evaluation, research, and future secondary analysis. I understand that all information will be reported anonymously.

requiredI have read the above statement and grant permission for my participation (to include but not limited to spoken, written, and other comments) to become part of the data for program evaluation, research, and future secondary analysis. I understand that all information will be reported anonymously.
 
 

 
You may also contact Anne Robertson, Bureau of Educational Research, 38 Education, 217-244-0515 (arobrtsn@illinois.edu) 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 (cjgrider@illinois.edu).