OER university New Participant Survey
This is an optional survey for new participants in an OER university (OERu) course. We welcome responses from all learners, even if you don't intend taking the course for formal academic credit at one of our OERu anchor partners.

(If you participated in an OERu new participant survey from a previous OERu course, there is no need to complete this survey again.).

Your feedback will assist in the ongoing improvement of OERu courses.

We do not collect any personal information - unless you opt to provide this in the open format questions. The results of this survey are aggregated for all OERu courses and used for research purposes. The aggregated results are published openly on the Internet.

You agree to dedicate your responses to the public domain. This data is used for the benefit of the global open education research community. For more information email info@oerfoundation.org.

There are 29 questions and it will take you approximately 5 minutes to complete this online survey. We thank you for your contribution to the global OER community.

1. How old are you?
2. Is English your primary or first language?
3. How would you rate your proficiency in English as a medium for learning?
4. On a regular basis, where are you located?
5. I identify my gender as ...
(Optional question: used to track data on gender inclusiveness)
6. Are you in full-time employment or full-time voluntary engagement?
7. How many hours do you work in paid employment and/or allocate to voluntary work per week?
(Combine hours for paid employment and voluntary work)
8. What is your highest academic qualification?
9. Which best describes your current roles(s)? Select all the options(s) which apply
10. How would you rate your general Internet skills (searching, navigation and browsing) compared to the average user?
11. How would you rate your skills in using social software (blogs, microblogs, wikis' social bookmarking) when compared to the average user?
12. How long have you been using social media (blogs, twitter, social networking...)?
13. Have you participated in an online course previously?
(Any online course including both open and closed online courses)
14. How would you rate your knowledge and experience of online learning BEFORE joining this course?
15. Have you registered for a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) previously?
16. How many MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have you registered for previously?
17. How many MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have you completed previously?
(Where completion means that you completed more than 80% of the course)
18. Prior to registering for this course, did you maintain a regular blog?
19. Prior to registering for this course, did you have a microblog account (eg. Twitter)?
20. Prior to registering for this course, did you have a user account on a public wiki platform (eg Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikiversity or WikiEducator)?
21. Prior to registering for this course, did you have a user account on a social book marking service (eg. Delicious, Diigo)
22. Prior to registering for this course, did you maintain and use a RSS reader or feed aggregator?
23. What was your PRIMARY motivation to register for this course?
24. Are you taking this course for formal academic credit?
25. Which of the following best describes your INTENDED levels of participation in this course?
26. How did you find out about this course?
27. What goals do you hope to achieve studying via the OER university?
(Optional question)
Your answer
28. What do you anticipate to be the three key challenges you will face studying via the OER university?
(Optional question)
Your answer
29. Final comments, thoughts and suggestions. Please provide any further comments, thoughts and/or suggestions below.
(Optional question)
Your answer
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