Survey of Literacy and Identity within Digital Environments (SLIDE) instrument

Survey of Literacy and Identity within Digital Environments (SLIDE) instrument

This post details and shares items from the Survey of Literacy and Identity within Digital Environments (SLIDE) instrument. The SLIDE instrument was used in research about participant activities in the #WalkMyWorld Project and led to this research and publication on social scholarship of educators.

The SLIDE was constructed to collect demographic information about participants. The SLIDE instrument also collected information about the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that participants used as they constructed and shared content openly online. Items from the SLIDE also helped us understand participants’ perspectives about work in the project and the impact social scholarship had on their identity construction, and teaching and learning in their classroom.

The items on the SLIDE are listed below.

  • Name:
  • Please indicate your status (select one):
    • I am currently attending a teacher preparation education program.
    • I am a teacher
    • Other (please describe):
  • Indicate the number of years that you have been working as an educator: (Select one.)
    • Three years or less
    • Four to seven years
    • Eight or more years
  • Indicate your highest level of education: (Select one.)
    • High school graduate
    • Some college
    • Associate’s degree
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Master’s degree
    • Sixth Year Diploma
    • Doctorate degree
    • Other (please describe):
  • What grade level do you teach? (Select one.)
    • Pre-K
    • K
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • Other (please describe):
  • What subject do you teach (select one):
    • Art
    • Business
    • English/Language Arts
    • History/Social Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • Science (any area)
    • World language
    • I work in an elementary school and teach all subjects.
    • Other (please describe):
  • Likert – How often did you engage in social networking before the project? (Select one.)
    • Never
    • Approximately once a month
    • Approximately once a week
    • Approximately several times per week
    • Once a day
    • Several times a day
  • Likert – How often did you engage in creation of digital media (images, video, audio) before the project? (Select one.)
    • Never
    • Approximately once a month
    • Approximately once a week
    • Approximately several times per week
    • Once a day
    • Several times a day
  • Which of the following types of digital media do you create? (Select all that apply.)
    • Image
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Text
    • Other (please describe):
  • Which of the following types of digital media that you have created that you share the most with others? (Select all that apply.)
    • Image
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Text
    • Other (please describe):
  • Before the #WALKMYWORLD project, why did you share online media (image, video, audio, text)? (Select one)
    • To share my experiences with family and friends.
    • For work-related purposes.
    • For education/school related purposes.
    • For community-related purposes.
    • For religious purposes.
    • Other (please describe):
  • Open Response – What did the #WALKMYWORLD project mean to you?
  • Open Response – What challenges did you encounter during the project?
  • Open Response – How did you adapt your work process and product as a result of challenges that you might have encountered?
  • How did engaging with online texts (e.g., INSERT examples of what you mean by on-line text) influence your understanding about digital media?
    • It has not changed my understanding of the use of digital media.
    • It increased my understanding of the use of digital media.
    • It made me aware of the wide variety of digital media that is available.
  • How did your experiences with the #WALKMYWORLD project influence your engagement with online texts?
    • I use online texts less frequently.
    • My use of online texts have not been influenced by my experiences with the project.
    • I use online texts more frequently.
    • I think deeply about engaging with online texts.
    • Other (please describe):
  • Open Response – How did the #WALKMYWORLD project influence the construction of your identity in online spaces?
  • Open Response – How does your online identity compare to your offline identity?
  • In what contexts does your identity differ?
    • There is no difference between my online identity and offline identity.
    • My online identity is different from my offline identity.
  • Open Response – How did this project change your consideration of the use of the Internet as a text in teaching and learning?
  • Open Response – Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with the #WALKMYWORLD project?

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