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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:02 pm    Post subject: Your assistance is needed Reply with quote

Dear teachers:

If you are a K-12 teacher in the United States, you are invited to participate in a study titled “Teacher Perception of Technology Integration in the Workplace: A National Study.” If you teach in a teacher education program, please feel free to forward this invitation to any graduates that you think might be interested in participating in this study. If you already filled out the survey, thanks for your assistance and please dismiss this message.

Purpose of the Study: The purpose of the study is to investigate teachers’ perceptions of technology integration in the workplace as it relates to their self-confidence in computer use, their preparation in formal and informal technology courses in teacher education programs from which they have graduated, and administrative and technical support in their workplace.

Benefits: The findings could be used by teacher educators to revise technology courses and by K-12 school administrators to reconsider necessary support of technology integration for teachers’ practices. The benefits to you in participating in the study are receiving a copy of a summary of the study results.

Procedures to be Followed: You as a teacher are invited to participate in the study by completing a web-based survey. You will also be asked about your willingness to participate in a possible telephone interview. You do not have to agree to being interviewed in order to complete the survey.

If interviewed, you will be asked more detailed questions about your opinion on the type of experiences you had regarding technology integration during your teacher preparation program, whether you feel that you were adequately prepared, how you have used technology in your classroom, and your perception of the administrative and technical support that you have at your school.

Duration: The survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time. The interview, if conducted, will take approximately 30 minutes.

Risks: There are no risks in participating in this study beyond those experienced in everyday life.

Compensation: There is no compensation for participating in this study.

Voluntary Participation/Alternative: Your participation in this project is voluntary. You have the right to withdraw at any time. You do not have to answer any questions you do not want to answer. The alternative is not to participate.

Statement of Confidentiality: Your responses will be confidential to ensure that they cannot be linked to you personally. Any personal information you provide that is linked to your name will be held in strict confidence when the data are presented in a written report.

Right to Ask Questions: If you have any questions, now or later, you may contact us at the numbers below. If you have any questions about your rights as a human subject, please contact the University of South Dakota Institutional Review Board at 605-677-6184.

Please assist us in our research and complete the survey by going to
http://www.usd.edu/~thsu/survey_1.htm . Your consent is implied by using the Submit button on the website to return the filled-out survey to us.

Thank you for considering participation in our survey.

Tzu-Yi Hsu
Project Director
Technology for Education & Training
University of South Dakota
Phone: 605-677-8889
Email: thsu@usd.edu

Susan Santo
Co-Project Director
Technology for Education & Training
University of South Dakota
Phone: 605-677-5489
Email: ssanto@usd.edu
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