COI in Virtual Worlds

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

We are educational researchers at Athabasca University in Canada. We are working to develop tools that allow researchers, teachers and students to assess the learning that occurs in formal education courses conducted using Second Life.  The survey is to be completed anonymously and your answers to this survey will not be shared with teachers or others from your educational institution. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete.
Participant Understanding:

By completing this survey I understand that the project does not involve deception, or involve any known risks. I also understand that I may refuse to answer any questions or withdraw at any time. I may contact the researchers at if I have any questions or concerns. This research has been reviewed by the Athabasca University Research Ethics Board.  You may contact that board by e-mailing or calling 1-780-675-6718, if you wish to discuss your treatment as a participant in this research.


When answering the questions please think back to your recent experience taking an online class in a virtual world. If your class took place in two different settings ( A classroom and a virtual world, for example) please consider only the virtual world portion when answering the questions.

For each question, please record the extent to which you agree or disagree to the statement.

As mentioned above, this survey is anonymous but you do have a chance to win  a Flip Video Camcorder! The draw will be completed by December 31st, 2009 and you will be notified by email if you are the winner.

To enter in the draw please submit your email address on the last question.

There are 33 questions in this survey.
  A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record kept of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you unless a specific question in the survey has asked for this. If you have responded to a survey that used an identifying token to allow you to access the survey, you can rest assured that the identifying token is not kept with your responses. It is managed in a separate database, and will only be updated to indicate that you have (or haven't) completed this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses in this survey.