Please see below for more information about a study being conducted by Christopher Wyatt.
AASPIRE hopes you may be interested in participating in this study. -The AASPIRE Team
Survey to Assess Needs for Improved Course Designs
As colleges and universities offer more courses online, it is important that we consider how students with approach online communities, especially online classes. My experiences as a diagnosed high-functioning autistic student and instructor have led me to question how online courses could be designed to better serve students with autism spectrum disorders. I am , seeking to determine if there are characteristics of some online communities ASD individuals prefer. I am also interested in learning what qualities of online communities might be disliked by individuals with ASDs.
If you are an individual with an officially diagnosed interested in offering opinions about online communities, I hope you will consider completing this brief online survey. You do not have to be a student. However, you should have some experiences with online communities so you can explain what design qualities are or are not appealing in various communities.
This will be an anonymous survey. Only your answers to will be saved and referenced during the study. The survey is offered via a secure server and all data will be destroyed after analysis is complete.
If you are interested in participating in these interviews, please visit the following survey link:
Click Here https://www. surveymonkey. com/s.aspx? sm=6hUN2HISyDpNY nlwPpLkxQ_ 3d_3d to take survey
Thank you, Doctoral Candidate
Rhetoric; Scientific and
Digital Literacy and Pedagogy
Dept. of Writing Studies
This study is referenced by University of Minnesota IRB Code Number 0909P72516.
*Study closes 31 December 2009