Tell Us About Your Use of GETSI Materials - GPS, Strain, and Earthquakes Module

Thank you for taking the time to complete this feedback survey! We are conducting educational research on how instructors adopt and adapt the GETSI teaching materials. Therefore we are most interested in an accurate portrayal of how the materials were used and/or modified in your course. Even if you only used a small portion of the module, we would like to have your feedback. The GETSI project facilitator will see your name associated with your response.

In recognition for the effort it takes to complete this form, you will earn a $100 stipend. This survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. We will verify that you are a current or recent instructor. You must be a US citizen or at a US institution in order to receive a stipend.

If you have questions about this form or the research being conducted, please contact Beth Pratt-Sitaula (

It may help to have the GPS, Strain, and Earthquakes module (opens in a new window) open in another window to refer to while you take this survey. If you wish to give feedback on a different module instead, please visit Share Your Experience Using the GETSI Modules page (opens in a new window) to find other GETSI modules.

Involvement with GETSIHow have you been involved with the GETSI project? (Check all that apply)

Course Info

In the "lecture portion" of your course as a whole, please indicate how frequently you used the following teaching strategies:

How do you learn about new teaching methods? Check all that apply.

All uploaded files are public unless you are in a private workspace

Title: A descriptive, human readable title.

e.g. 'Student Handout for Sauerkraut Assignment'

Select the file: Make sure it has an appropriate suffix (e.g. .doc) or specify the type in the Optional Fields below

Description: A very brief description of the file.

File Type:

The system will attempt to determine the correct file type based on the name of the file you've selected. Choosing the correct file type here will override that.

File Name:

e.g. 'student_handout'
This will be the name of the downloaded file. By default the system will generate this based on the title you specified and the type of file. If you specify a name here it will over-ride the automatically generated name. This is generally only useful when uploading file of a type not recognized by the system (not in the list of file types above). In that situation choose File Type: Unknown Binary and include the appropriate suffix in the file name here. e.g. myfile.m3z Avoid spaces or special characters in the file names.


I am the author (copyright holder) of the contents of this file and people are allowed to reuse it for non-commercial purposes as long as they give me attribution as described by this creative commons license.
Who is the original creator/copyright holder of the information in this file?


A short description of where the material came from. Include names and institutions of authors and contributors as well as acknowledgment of any work from which this was derived.

Reuse License

The creator/copyright holder must have agreed to allow distribution of this file through this site.
If you are the creator we strongly encourage you to select the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike option.

If none of the above licenses apply describe the conditions under which this material appears on this site as well as any information about reuse beyond this site.

Distributing information on the web generally requires the permission of the copyright holder--usually the original creator. Providing the information we request here will help visitors to this site understand the ways in which they may (legally) use what they find.

If you created this file (and haven't signed away your copyright) then we'd encourage you to select the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike option. You'll retain the copyright to your file and can do as you please with it in the future. Through this choice you are also explicitly allowing others to reuse that file as long as they give you attribution, and don't use it for commercial purposes.

If the file (or content within it) was created by others you'll need their permission. If it predates 1923 or was created by a U.S federal employee (as part of their job) it is likely in the public domain (and we can all do as we choose with it). The original author may also have explicitly stated how it may be reused (e.g. through a creative commons license). You can describe the licensing/reuse situation in the box above.

Without permission you should not upload the file. There are several options in this case:

  • You can contact the original author to get permission.
  • You can provide a link to (or a description of how to get) the original material rather than uploading it here.
  • You can find a substitute that isn't encumbered by copyright.
  • You can create a substitute yourself. Remember, ideas can't be copyrighted, only particular expressions of those ideas. Of course you'll want to give credit the original author.

The Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center has more good information about copyright as it applies to academic settings.

What is the primary audience of your course? (check all that apply)

Your Experience with the Module
Please rate your knowledge prior to learning about and using the module.

Please indicate which units within the module you used and to what degree. Please select the best answer for each unit.

Please indicate the importance that you attribute to each of the module learning goals for your students and course.

Please identify the importance you give to the following module elements:

How useful were different provided resources


StipendIn order to receive your $100 stipend, we need to know the name and address to which you want the check sent.

Did you use any other modules? If yes, we would really appreciate your feedback on those as well. Go to the Share Your Experience Using the GETSI Modules page (opens in a new window) to select a different module to review. You will be eligible for another stipend.

By submitting this form, I voluntarily grant permission for the use of my survey responses on this form. I am at least 18 years old.