Describe benefits and risks:
Participants will be exposed to the latest technologies. The research will improve the success of Spanish online class course creation which will in turn improve student success in these classes. There are no known risks.
Describe recruiting procedures:
Participants will be told via email about the study from the course instructor. She will collect the pretests and only forward the scores of those students who selected "agree" for the first question which was the informed consent. She will not forward any identifiable information to the researchers. At the end of the course she will forward the results of the posttest, and both the online interview and classroom community survey only those of which the participants marked agree on the first question. Once again no identifiable information will be associated with these results.
No compensation will be offered to the participants.
Copy of informed consent:
A copy of the informed consent form is attached.
Obtaining informed consent:
A copy of the informed consent will be the first question on both the online interview and classroom community survey.
Pseudonyms and numbers will be used for each participant to protect anonymity.