Informed Consent

Dear Participant:

I am a graduate student under the direction of Dr Robert M. Branch in the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at The University of Georgia. I invite you to participate in a research study entitled Effects of Multimedia Design Principles on Situational Interest. The purpose of this study is to capture your levels of interest as it relates to multimedia lessons presented for continuing education. Your participation will involve completing the survey in the link attached and should only take about 5-10 minutes. Your involvement in the study is voluntary, and you may choose not to participate or to stop at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Please note that Internet communications are insecure and there is a limit to the confidentiality that can be guaranteed due to the technology itself. However, no personal information is collected during the survey and all survey responses will be destroyed by August 31, 2012.

The results of the research study may be published, but your name will not be used. In fact, the published results will be presented in summary form only. Your identity will not be associated with your responses in any published format.

The findings from this project may provide design guidelines for future researchers and instructional designers, which may in turn improve the quality of continuing education training you receive in the workplace. There are no known risks or discomforts associated with this research. If you have any questions about this research project, please feel free to call me at (706) 352-9459 or send an e-mail to [email protected] Questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant should be directed to The Chairperson, University of Georgia Institutional Review Board, 629 Boyd GSRC, Athens, Georgia 30602-7411; telephone (706) 542- 3199; email address [email protected] By completing and submitting the survey, you are agreeing to participate in the above described research project.

Thank you for your consideration! Please keep this letter for your records.

Tonia Dousay
Ed Psych & IT
630 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602

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