2009 Student Technology Survey – Post 3

The wording for this question is a bit long-winded, but I really wanted to find out about the students’ self-assessment of their computer skills and ALSO about whether they have concerns about whether their skills will be sufficient for taking online courses. Next time I will try to find a better layout for the question so that there is not so much text. (Click image to enlarge)

Basically, 2/3 believe that they are experienced computer users, and only 4% consider themselves to be inexperienced with computers.

69% have no concerns about having the computer skills needed for an online course, while 30% do have some concerns. Of course this survey questions really begs the next question: what ARE the computer skills needed for online courses? We’ve debated that one a lot. Seems to be a lawyerly answer to that question: “It Depends!!”