Should I Blog? Course Feedback

This survey solicits feedback on the free online course Should I Blog? Everything you wanted to know about blogging your cancer journey. I encourage you to complete the survey even if you did not actively participate in the course. Course participation includes reading any portion of the weekly course content.

Your feedback on the course will be used to improve the course for future participants. In addition, your feedback may be used in blog posts, academic publications, or conference presentations.

This evaluation is being conducted by the course creator, Rebecca J. Hogue independent of any academic institution or affiliation. If you have any questions or concerns about this study, please contact Rebecca J. Hogue at rhogue@pobox.com.

Completion of this form indicates your consent to participate in the study and for your responses to be used in presentations and other publications. All questions in the questionnaire are voluntary. You can choose to skip any questions you do not wish to answer.

There are no anticipated risks associated with your participation. You may learn about additional breast cancer blogs by participaping.

All responses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to individuals; however, this means there is no way to remove your responses after you have submitted them. Rebecca J. Hogue will have access to the raw data. In addition, any blog authors whose blogs are listed in the multiple choice blog list will have access to responses associated directly with their blogs. In the interest of providing open scholarship, the raw data from this survey may be made anonymous and then shared with other researchers.

I consent to have my anonymous feedback included in blog posts, academic publications, or conference presentations.

Demographic Information

This section of the survey collects information about you. This helps to better understand who is participating in the course.

Please select the one that best describes you:

Which month did you take the course?

Interest in the course

This section of the survey asks why you signed up for the course.

Did you have a blog before signing up for the course?

Have you taken any other free online courses?

Where did you find out about the course? (choose all that apply)

Course feedback

This section of the survey solicits feedback on the course itself. Please answer these question for any part of the course that you participated in. For the value scales, 0 indicates no value, and 100 indicates your expectations were met.

For which weeks of the course did you read the course content?

Please rate the value you received with Week 1 of the course (What are blogs?)

Please rate the value you received with Week 2 of the course (Where do you draw the line?)

Please rate the value you received with Week 3 of the course (What's stopping you?)

Please rate the value you received with Week 4 of the course (Where do you find inspiration?)

Course impact

This section of the survey solicits feedback on the direct impact of participating in the course.

Did you choose to blog as a result of this course (choose the best answer):

How many new people did you meet (virtually or in person) as a result of participating in this course?

One aspect of this open online course that I had hoped to achieve was to connect people. This question attempts to determine if I succeeded.

Would you say you made new friends as a result of this course?

Would you say you made new acquaintances as a result of this course?

Please indicate your agreement level with the following statements:

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree