STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER


Are you ready for an online course?

Print this page (click anywhere in frame, then choose Print). Place an X in the Yes or No box as it relates to each of these statements; then scroll to the bottom to find out….

Statement Yes No
I feel comfortable using a computer    
The computer I will use meets the minimum technical requirements needed for WebCT    
The computer I will use has Internet access and a browser that is compatible with WebCT (Netscape 4.0 or Explorer 4.0 or higher)    
I feel confident I will be able to download & install a more compatible browser, if necessary, with directions available    
If I have a problem with a computer I can usually find a solution on my own    
If I have a problem with a computer I know where to seek help    
I feel comfortable using a word processing program    
I know how to print documents    
I know how to save my word processing file as a different type of file (RTF, HTML, Text Only, etc..)    
I know how to correspond using e-mail    
I know how to send an e-mail with a document attached    
I know how to send an e-mail with a picture or graphic attached    
I know how to open an attachment sent to me via e-mail    
I know how to open a web page using the URL address    
I am able to use a search engine (Yahoo, for example) to find information on the Internet    
I am familiar with electronic library databases    
I am familiar with the Galileo electronic library service    
I am able to use browser navigation tools to go backward and forward among many web pages.    
I am able to follow links from one web page to another.    
I am able to print web pages from the Internet.    
I understand how to print from a web page frame.    
I understand how to navigate within web sites that use frames.    
I am familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint    
I am able to create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.    
I know how to create a simple web page.    
I have uploaded a web page to the WWW.    
I am familiar with how an online bulletin board works.    
I am familiar with how an online chat works.    
I will be able to download & install any additional plug-ins needed to complete my course    
I feel confident that I will be able to follow directions explaining how to download & install any additional plug-ins needed to complete my course    
I have a positive attitude    
I like to work independently    
I am comfortable asking for clarification and continuing to ask when I need more information    
I am comfortable communicating in writing    
I am self-disciplined enough to keep up with course readings, assignments, and participate regularly on my own without constant prompting from my professor.    

 

The results:

If you answered "No" to any of the statements in bold, you should learn that skill before enrolling in an online course. All online courses are different. In your particular class, you may or may not be asked to learn the other (non-bold) skills that are listed. You should feel confident that you would be able to learn ALL of these skills, when given directions.


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