Having very little time last week I only managed to do the “If you only do one thing” so I took a few of the questionaires
- Penn State University: Online Readiness Assessment
- San Diego Community College: Online Learning Readiness Assessment
- Illinois Online Network: Self Evaluation for Potential Online Students
- University of Houston: Test of Online Learning Success
Generally they seemed to focus on technical skills and attitude (ie will you put the hours in if you dont have face to face teaching). I must admit Im not fond of the big list of radio button questions – its too easy to simply click that you are brilliant at everything and so there is not a lot of reflection. I think if I was creating one I would describe the areas needed for online learning and get students to fill out a text box with how they able they thought they were, this would encourage a bit more reflection. You could also get them to look back at their answers later to see if they have progressed.
Also this week the Technology Enhanced Learning team I am part of started looking at reworking our staff development (so the hard work was done by my colleagues and I am just piggybacking). Have a look at this to see who our learners are and what their requirements might be. Its a scarily wide ranging list!