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Technical Assessment for Online Learners

Please answer all of the following questions as accurately as you can. You will receive your score and immediate feedback after submitting your answers.


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 applies...

I am good at problem-solving technical difficulties on the computer.

I am okay at problem-solving technical difficulties on the computer.

I am not good at problem-solving technical difficulties on the computer.


5. If instructed to download a software program, I would...

Feel confident, I have downloaded software many times before and require no instruction.

Feel a little uncertain, I have downloaded software a couple of times before and could do it with adequate instruction.

Feel lost, I have never downloaded software and would have no idea where to begin.


6. 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.


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

6 or more hours.

2-5 hours.

None-1 hour.


8. 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.


9. When asked to convert a file to a "rich-text" format in a word-processing program, I would...

Have no difficulty.

Have little difficulty, but may need some assistance.

Not know what to do.


10.  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.