The Center of Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL) is serving as the National Center to Improve Faculty Capacity to Use Educational Technology in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services in Personnel and Leadership Preparation. As part of the strategic planning efforts, CIDDL is asking for 12 to 15 minutes of your time to complete a short needs assessment. This survey is designed to better understand current technology uses and practices of faculty in special education, early intervention, related services personnel, and leadership preparation.

Information Statement

The Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas supports the practice of protection for human subjects participating in research. The following information is provided for you to decide whether you wish to participate in the present study. You should be aware that even if you agree to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without penalty. Participation entails your completion of a survey, which is expected to take 12-15 minutes to complete. The content of the survey should cause no more discomfort than you would experience in your everyday life. No identifiable data will be collected.

Although participation may not benefit you directly, we believe that the information obtained from this study will help us gain a better understanding of the needs and concerns around educational technology use in your preparation programs. The information will inform the development of CIDDL. Your participation is solicited, although strictly voluntary. All records from this research will be securely stored in the researchers’ password-protected laptops and can only be accessed by the researchers of this study. After completion of the study, all records will be destroyed.

If you would like additional information concerning this study before or after it is completed, please feel free to contact us by phone or mail.

Completion of the survey indicates your willingness to take part in this study and that you are at least 18 years old. If you have any additional questions about your rights as a research participant, you may call (785)864-7429 or write the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), University of Kansas, 2385 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7563, email irb@ku.edu.

Sincerely,

James D. Basham, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Department of Special Education
University of Kansas
Lawrence,KS66045              
jbasham@ku.edu

Jody S. Britten, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Metiri Group
4136 Del Rey Ave.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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