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Is Online Learning Right For You?

Do you have the necessary computer
skills to be a successful online student?


This exercise will ask you some questions about your computer skills and technology background. As with the online course exercise, the more honest you are the better you will be able to judge if you have the skills to be a successful online student. Click on submit when you are finished to view the results.

1. I have been regularly using a computer:

a) for over 2 years.
b) for 1-2 years.
c) for less than one year.

2. I have been regularly using the Internet:

a) for over 2 years.
b) for 1-2 years.
c) for less than one year.

3. I consider my e-mail skills:

a) Advanced: I use e-mail daily and I frequently send attachments.
b) Intermediate: I use e-mail at least 2 or 3 times a week and I have sent a few attachments.
c) Minimal: I use e-mail less than once a week. What's an attachment?

4. I consider my word processing skills.

a) Advanced: I use a word processor frequently and have little problems creating documents. Cut and paste? No problem Ctrl-C Ctrl-V
b) Intermediate: I use a word processor regularly, but sometimes need help creating the document. Cut and paste? I think I know how to do this, Edit..Cut
c) Minimal: I have little or no experience using a word processor. Cut and paste? Where are my scissors and glue.

5. When asked to use new technologies (i.e. DVD, Internet, voice mail, computers, etc.):

a) I look forward to learning new skills.
b) I am a little nervous, but still make an attempt to learn.
c) I feel very anxious and try to avoid using new technologies.

Click here for the text only version of the results of this exercise.

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