Introduction to the Research

About This Research and Consent
Hello and thank you for agreeing to participate in this research project about course resource decision-making and use of open educational resources (OER). The estimated time to complete the survey is 15 - 20 minutes. Please read the following consent information related to participation in this questionnaire:

By selecting "Yes" to question 1 below, you agree to participate in this questionnaire and share your responses with the researcher. You understand and agree with the following:
  • Your responses will be collected, analyzed, and shared as part of the researcher’s dissertation and any related public presentations or reports
  • The researcher will ensure that any personally identifiable information about you will not be shared, and that data collected through this survey will be hosted and protected using encrypted software and hardware
  • There will be no repercussions if you withdraw from data collection at any time
  • You are at least 18 years of age
If you have any questions concerning the research study, please contact the research team — Jenni Hayman or (226) 500-0845 or Dr. Craig Mertler at or (602) 543-2829.

This research has also been approve by the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board.  If you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant, contact:  Research Ethics Coordinator, University of Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3O4; Telephone 519-253-3000, ext. 3948; e-mail

Thank you,
Jenni Hayman, Doctoral Candidate and eCampusOntario Program Manager
Dr. Craig Mertler, Dissertation Supervisor and Associate Professor, Arizona State University

If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this research, or if you feel you have been placed at risk, you can contact the Chair of the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board through the ASU Office of Research Integrity and Assurance at (480) 965-6788.

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* 1. I consent to the collection of my responses in this survey (Note: you must answer this question to move on in the questionnaire).

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* 2. In order to ensure a comparison opportunity between this survey instrument and a post-study instrument to be disseminated in May 2018, please develop a unique and anonymous code based on the instructions that follow. These instructions will be repeated in the follow-up survey instrument.

Combine the first two digits of your current residence with the village, town, or city of your birth and the last three digits of your current postal code. For example:

My street address is 32 Plano Drive; I was born in Timmins; and the last 3 digits of my postal code are 2M5.

Therefore, my code would be  32Timmins2M5

Please type your unique code based on the instructions above in the comment box that follows: (Note: you must answer this question to move on in the questionnaire - thank you!)