This page contains information for those considering participating in the study titled:

Math in Technology & Engineering Education

An online questionnaire survey is being conducted in 2011 by Dr. Jim Flowers (jcflowers1@bsu.edu 765-285-2879) and Dr. Annette Rose from Ball State University, and is supported by partial funding from the Council on Technology Teacher Education. It is open from September 8, 2011, through October 15, 2011, and can be accessed at:

http://inquisitor.bsu.edu/inqsit/inqsit.cgi/flowers2?math

Technology and engineering teachers, teacher educators, curriculum designers and supervisors in that field may be in the position of selecting or developing learning activities in technology that integrate mathematics. The purpose is to characterize the perceptions of technology and engineering (T&E) educators in regards to the type and level of math that is integrated into K-12 and teacher education T&E curriculum. We are also interested in the grade level associated with a selection of math standards ("expectations") and in some relevant demographic information.

Participation is limited to those who are or have been professionally associated with K-12 technology and engineering education in the U.S., including teachers, pre-service teachers, teacher educators, supervisors, and curriculum developers. Participation is voluntary, and responses to survey questions are anonymous. We ask that each person take this survey only once.

Participation entails filling out and submitting an online survey instrument. This should take fifteen to twenty minutes. Those who submit their survey results by [Closing Date] are taken to a page that allows them to submit their contact information for a drawing for one of three $50 prizes, if they so desire. That personal contact information is not anonymous because we need to use it to contact winners. It will be kept secure and used only for the purposes of this drawing and awarding of prizes. Because the Council on Technology Teacher Education funded this study, they will be told the names of the prize winners. After awarding of prizes, all other personal information will be destroyed. It will not be sold or supplied to anyone, nor will it be associated with any responses on the survey.

If you feel your rights as a research subject are being violated here, please contact Mr. Chris Mangelli, Director of Research Compliance, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 47306 cmmangelli@bsu.edu (765) 285-5050.