Introduction

We are interested in knowing more about the people who have discovered our free educational resources on The Open University’s OpenLearn website. The aim of the survey is to help us improve what we offer and to share our findings to help others. By answering the survey questions, you are consenting to us using your anonymised data for research and dissemination purposes. All the answers you provide to the following questions will be held securely. Our data protection policy complies with the UK’s Data Protection Act (1988).

This survey uses Surveymonkey and any information you enter will be stored temporarily in the US. By taking part in the survey you are consenting to any information that can identify you as an individual being stored in this way.

The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete and questions marked with an asterisk (*) require an answer. You can stop answering the survey at any time by closing your browser. At the end of the survey you will be asked if you would like to participate in further research. This is entirely optional. Your answers will be completely anonymous and any information you provide will be stored securely and not released to any third party. It will not be possible to identify any individual from any published account of the results of this study. We will treat all data we collect from this survey as confidential, and if you have given us your name it will not be used in any report.

Completion of the questions in the survey that follows indicates that you have read and understood the above information and in doing so, consent to be part of this research. If you have questions regarding this study, you may contact us by email at openlearn@open.ac.uk. Your participation is greatly valued.
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