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Technical Assessment for Online Learners

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1. I currently have:    

a computer at home with internet access.

a computer at home with no internet access.

no computer at home & no internet access.


2. I would rate my skill in using a word-processing program as...

High- I have excellent word-processing skills.

Average- I have good word-processing skills.

Lower than average- I have little or no experience working with a word-processing program.


3. I would rate my knowledge and use of email as...    

High- I use email daily.    

Average- I use email weekly.

Lower than average- I rarely use email.


4. Please select the statement that best fits for you...

I send emails with attachments on a regular basis.

I have sent an email with an attachment at least one time before and should have no problem doing it again.

I have never sent an email with an attachment and do not know how.


5. How many hours a week do you currently spend on your computer?

6 or more hours

2-5 hours

none-1 hour


6. When asked to copy and paste text from one document to another, I would...

have no difficulty.

have a little difficulty, but may need some assistance.

not know what to do.


7.  Please indicate the current speed of your modem...

I have a 56K or better connection to the internet.

I have a 36K or better connection to the internet.

I have less than a 36K connection to the internet.


      

































Question Your Answer What do  your scores mean?

One:

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10 pts. Having your own computer and internet access are extremely helpful in taking online classes and this will contribute to your success.

8 pts. Having your own computer and internet access are extremely helpful in taking online classes. You will need to establish an internet account before taking online classes or have an alternate means for computer and internet access.

6 pts. Since the majority of assignments in an online class are completed in a word-processing program, you will need to develop word-processing skills before taking an online class.

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10 pts. Since the majority of assignments in an online class are completed in a word-processing program, these skills are essential.

8 pts. Since the majority of assignments in an online class are completed in a word-processing program, you may need to improve your word-processing skills before taking an online class.

6 pts. Since the majority of assignments in an online class are completed in a word-processing program, you will need to develop word-processing skills before taking an online class.

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10 pts. Much of the communication in an online class occurs via email; your knowledge and use of email will contribute to your success.

8 pts. Much of the communication in an online class occurs via email; you may need to increase your knowledge and use of email before taking an online class.

6 pts. Much of the communication in an online class occurs via email; you will need to learn to use email before taking an online class.

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10 pts. Assignments in an online class are often submitted as email attachments. Your ability to send an email with an attachment will contribute to your success.

8 pts. Assignments in an online class are often submitted as email attachments. You may need to practice sending an email with an attachment before taking an online class.

6 pts. Assignments in an online class are often submitted as email attachments. You will need to learn how to send an email with an attachment before taking an online class.

Five:

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10 pts.  An online class will require as many hours a week as a campus class. A substantial portion of the class time will be spent on a computer; your current hours of use are a good preparation for taking an online class.

8 pts. An online class will require as many hours a week as a campus class. A substantial portion of the class time will be spent on a computer; as a result, you may find that you spend more hours on the computer than you had anticipated.

6 pts. An online class will require as many hours a week as a campus class. A substantial portion of the class time will be spent on a computer; as a result, you will find that you spend considerably more hours on the computer than you had anticipated.

Six:

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10 pts.  Skills such as the ability to copy and paste text are extremely useful in the online class environment and will contribute to your success.

8 pts. Skills such as the ability to copy and paste text are extremely useful in the online class environment. You may need to improve these skills before taking an online class.

6 pts. Skills such as the ability to copy and paste text are extremely useful in the online class environment. You will need to develop these skills before taking an online class

Seven:

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10 pts. You will often need a connection speed of 56K or more in order to efficiently view, send, and receive class content in an online class.

8 pts. You will often need a connection speed of 56K or more in order to efficiently view, send, and receive class content in an online class. You may find that it takes considerably more time to carry out these tasks if you do not increase your modem speed.

6 pts. You will often need a connection speed of 56K or more in order to efficiently view, send, and receive class content in an online class. You may find that it takes excessively long to carry out these tasks if you do not increase your modem speed.

Total
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If your score is 63-70: Online classes are a good option for you. You have many of the technical skills and equipment required to be successful in an online class.

If your score is 52-63: It is likely that online classes are a good option for you. You may need to improve some of your technical skills and equipment before taking an online class.

If your score is below 52: Online classes may not be the best option for you at this time. Carefully consider your current technical skills and equipment before you decide to enroll.