All student comments in this wiki are used with permission. I'm extremely grateful to my students for their willingness to share experiences and recommendations.

Students could choose one of four permission options, depending on their comfort level. Here's how these levels of permission are represented in this wiki:

Anonymous use = "Anonymous"
Pseudonymous use = "Firstname" (in quotation marks)
Real first name = Firstname (no quotation marks)
Real full name = Firstname Lastname (no quotation marks)



Permission Form for Spring 2007

Dear [student],
I would like to take this opportunity to make a request. As you remember from my posting at the beginning of this course, I’m conducting research into online community building. I will put this research to two uses: (1) improve and refine my own teaching practices relating to online teamwork, and (2) communicate theories and strategies pertaining to these teaching practices to other teachers and academics.

I am therefore requesting your permission to quote and paraphrase from the individual reflection you provided me after completing all phases of your teamwork assignment. Specifically, I would like to quote from your comments about "Learn" [the course management system--CMS] as well as your remarks (if applicable) about online teamwork practices in general. I will not, under any circumstances, use or quote from your comments about specific team members.

Your options for granting permission are the following:

_ I do not give permission to quote any of my comments.

_ Anonymous use only. I hereby give permission to quote my comments about [our CMS] and (if applicable) my general comments about online teamwork experiences in this course, under the condition that YOU DO NOT USE MY NAME. I wish to remain anonymous.

_ Pseudonymous use only. I hereby give permission to quote my comments about [our CMS] and (if applicable) my general comments about online teamwork experiences in this course, under the condition that YOU DO NOT USE MY REAL NAME. Please use a pseudonym.

­­­_ I hereby give permission to quote my comments about [our CMS] and (if applicable) my general comments about online teamwork experiences in this course.
_ I would like my real FIRST name to be used
--or--
_ I would like my real FULL NAME to be used.

Regardless of whether you wish to give or decline permission, please complete this info below to confirm your understanding of this request:

Your Name:
Date:

If you would like me to keep you posted about the progress and dissemination of this research, please provide your e-mail address:

Very best regards,
[Instructor]
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