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Parents Invited to Participate in Groundbreaking, Nation-wide Study

Posted on Apr 29, 2016

The Center for Online Learning and Students with Disabilities is working to understand parents’ and students’ activities in the fully online learning environment. We are seeking parents with children in grades 2-8 who are currently (or within the past year) educated in fully online learning environments.

Purpose of the Study

We hope to gain a deeper understanding of the day-to-day roles and responsibilities of the parent (or other adult) who is involved in their students’ online learning.

Desired Outcome of the Study

We will inform stakeholders (parents, educators policymakers, vendors providing online educational content, and others) of the specific opportunities and challenges that students with disabilities and their families face in online education. With this knowledge, stakeholders can make better informed decisions about online learning programs, program implementation, parent involvement and training, student engagement, and other matters that will improve the learning environment and outcomes for students with disabilities who are being educated online.

Expectations for Parent Participants

  1. Work with the Center to complete an online survey regarding experiences in online learning.
  2. Participate in a focus group with Center researchers and other parents at a central location to discuss these experiences in greater detail.

Cash Stipend

Parents will receive a cash stipend if chosen to participate in focus group portion of the study.

Social Media Toolkit

Help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity on social media! Our Parent Study Social Media Toolkit can help get you started with example Facebook, Twitter, and Newsletter posts.

If you are interested or have questions please call (785) 864-0452 or e-mail

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