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Take our E-Learning Survey


Is Distance education right for me? This survey will explore some of the skills needed for a student in an e-learning course.

Internet Skills

You can update your browser software?

Yes No

You can access the internet?

Yes No
You can use web browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer? Yes No

You know how to change your browser settings?

Yes No
Can you distinguish between a website URL and an email address? Yes No

Are you familiar with using an internet search engine such as Google, Bing or Yahoo?

Yes No

Do you know how to use the “Bookmark” or “Favorites” feature of your browser?

Yes No

Do you know how to attach a file to an email, and open an incoming email attachment?

Yes No

Can you download and install browser plug-ins for common software such as Adobe Reader, Flash, QuickTime, RealPlayer, etc.?

Yes No

Are you familiar with using technology to communicate, such as online discussion forums, instant messaging, or video chat?

Yes No

You can locate a website if given the address?

Yes No

You can use your browser’s capabilities to go back, forward, refresh/reload, print and stop?

Yes No

You can use a web browser to follow links to another website?

Yes No

You can download and save files, such as graphics, documents, or PDF’s from the internet?

Yes No

You can download and install software from the internet?

Yes No

You can read, compose, send and reply email messages?

Yes No

You can manage your email by moving messages between folders, forwarding messages and deleting messages?

Yes No

 

Computer skills

Do you know how to save a file and create a new folder/directory on your computer?

Yes No

Can you save and retrieve files from storage devices such as a USB flash drive or external drive?

Yes No
You know how to install software on your computer? Yes No

You know how to use file compression software such as WinZip or Stuffit?

Yes No

You have access to a computer and printer, fax and/or scanner?

Yes No

You are comfortable with using computers?

Yes No

You are comfortable with typing?

Yes No

You are comfortable spending several hours on a computer?

Yes No

Do new technologies requiring new approaches to learning and problem solving bother you?

Yes No

Do email, computers, and other new distance learning technologies make you uncomfortable?

Yes No

Word Processing skills

Are you familiar with word processing tasks such as cut, copy, paste, spell check and thesaurus?

Yes No

You are able to open several applications at the same time and move between them?

Yes No

You can create a new document?

Yes No

You can save a document?

Yes No

You can change font style and size?

Yes No

You can utilize spell check?

Yes No

You can center text?

Yes No

You can change line spacing in a document?

Yes No

You can set margins?

Yes No

You can change the page orientation from portrait to landscape?

Yes No

You can include page numbers?

Yes No

You can use headers and footers?

Yes No

You can create a numbered or bulleted list?

Yes No

You can create a table?

Yes No

You can insert graphics, images or clip art?

Yes No

Excel Software Technical Skills

Have you used Excel?

Yes No

You can use the Formula Bar to perform mathematical calculations?

Yes No

You can set margins?

Yes No

You can use the built-in Function capability to create equations?

Yes No

You can create charts and graphs in Excel?

Yes No

You can sort and filter information?

Yes No

 

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