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Adapted Version of the Distance Education Survey: Computer Access

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The Courseware Accessibility Study


Distance Education Survey (CCE and EvNet) [Return to Appendix] NOTE: this form is a copy of the original and is non-functional. You will not be able to submit this form. Part B: Computer Access Please answer the following questions which ask about your experience using a computer. Indicate your response by either choosing of the appropriate selection, or by filling in the blank space provided. Enter your Participant ID 1. Are you considering, or would you consider taking a course over the Internet? No, If No then please skip ahead to Question 14. (Jump to item 14) Yes, If Yes then please answer the next question. 2. Do you have access to a computer which you could use for your Internet coursework? No, If No then please skip ahead to Question 14. (Jump to item 14) Yes, If Yes then please answer the following questions. 3. Where is this computer located? (Indicate Yes or No for each location.) No Yes At home No Yes At work No Yes Other (Please specify) 4. Where is the computer you would use most often for your Internet coursework (Choose only one.) At home At work Other (Please specify) Please answer questions 5 through 13 for the computer you would use most often for coursework. 5. Which one of the following best describes this computer? (Check one) 286-based computer Pentium-based computer 386-based computer Macintosh 486-based computer Laptop (Specify: 386/486/Pentium) Other (Please Specify)

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Adapted Version of the Distance Education Survey: Computer Access 6. How many megabytes of RAM (Ramdon Access Memory) is in this computer? Less than 1 1 to 7.9 8 to 11.9 12 to 15.9 16 to 31.9 32 to 63.9 64 or more 7. Does this computer have a modem? No Yes If Yes, what is the baud rate (speed)? less than 14.4 14.4 28.8 33.6 56.6 ISDN Ethernet connection (high speed,ADSL,cable modem,LAN) Other (Please specify) 8. Do you personally have access to the Internet on this computer? No, If No then please skip ahead to Question 10. (Jump to question 12) Yes 9. Which Internet services do you personally use from this computer? (Indicate Yes or No for each service) No Yes Newsgroups No Yes World Wide Web No Yes Electronic Mail (E-mail) No Yes Listserves No Yes Gopher No Yes Other (Please specify) 10. What is the Internet Service Provider (ISP) for this computer? University of Toronto America Online Compuserve Employer network (at work) Other private ISP (Please specify) 11. Which Web browser do you prefer to use when you are accessing the World Wide Web? Internet Explorer Netscape Mosaic Opera Lynx Other Web browser What version is your Web browser 12. What operating system is installed in this computer? (Indicate Yes or No for each operating system.) No Yes MS Dos No Yes Windows 3.x http://atutor.ca/research/access_study/intake2.html

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Adapted Version of the Distance Education Survey: Computer Access No No No No Yes Windows 95/98 Yes Macintosh Yes Linux Yes Other (Please specify)

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13. What wordproccessor is installed in this computer? (Indicate Yes or No for each wordprocessor and indicate the version, if you know it, in the edit box that follows each.) No No No No Yes Wordperfect, Version Yes MS Word, Version Yes Ami Pro/Word Pro, Version Yes Other (Please specify)

14. Indicate which of the following computer applications you have used. (Indicate Yes or No for each application.) No Yes Word processing No Yes Spreadsheets No Yes Databases No Yes Statistical Programs No Yes E-mail No Yes Library electronic searches No Yes Browsing the Web No Yes Web Design No Yes Newsgroups No Yes Gopher No Yes Listserves No Yes Games No Yes Programming No Yes Home based utility programs (personal taxes, household budgeting, etc.) No Yes Other (Please specify) 15. Overall, how would you rate your level of comfort level working in front of a computer on this scale from 1 to 6, with 1='Very Uncomfortable' to 6='Very Comfortable'. Please select the option that best describes you. working in fromt of a computer I am 1 Very Uncomfortable 2 Somewhat Uncomfortable 3 Slightly Uncomfortable 4 Slightly Comfortable 5 Somewhat Comfortable 6 Very Comfortable 16. Overall, how would you rate your level of computer ability on this scale from 1 to 6, with 1='novice' to 6='expert'. Please select the option that best describes you. your computer ability is 1 Novice skill level 2 below average skill level 3 Slightly below average skill level 4 Slightly above average skill level 5 Above average skill level 6 Expert skill level 17. On this same scale, how would you rate your computer keyboard skills? your keyboard skills are 1 Novice skill level 2 below average skill level 3 Slightly below average skill level 4 Slightly above average skill level 5 Above average skill level 6 Expert skill level

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Adapted Version of the Distance Education Survey: Computer Access 18. Have you purchased a new computer, or upgraded your existing computer, within the last year? No Yes If yes, this was? A new computer Hardware component upgrades to an existing computer.

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Computer Skills Assessment Checklist For the remaining 20 items on this page, please indicate your assessment of your current skill level for each task on a three point scale: don't know how, have tried it but not sure how, or do know how. 19. Turn a computer on and off Don't know how to Turn a computer on and off Tried before but not really sure how to Turn a computer on and off Know how to Turn a computer on and off 20. open/close application (software program) Don't know how to open/close application Tried before but not really sure how to open/close application Know how to open/close application 21. minimize/maximize windows Don't know how to minimize/maximize windows Tried before but not really sure how to minimize/maximize windows Know how to minimize/maximize windows 22. resize/move windows Don't know how to resize/move windows Tried before but not really sure how to resize/move windows Know how to resize/move windows 23. work with multiple applications at the same time Don't know how to work with multiple applications at the same time Tried before but not really sure how to work with multiple applications at the same time Know how to work with multiple applications at the same time 24. cut and pase within and between applications Don't know how to cut and pase within and between applications Tried before but not really sure how to cut and pase within and between applications Know how to cut and pase within and between applications 25. format and copy disks Don't know how to format and copy disks Tried before but not really sure how to format and copy disks Know how to format and copy disks 26. open/close a word processing applications like WordPerfect or Word Don't know how to open/close a word processing applications Tried before but not really sure how to open/close a word processing applications Know how to open/close a word processing applications 27. create a new document in a word processor Don't know how to create a new document in a word processor Tried before but not really sure how to create a new document in a word processor Know how to create a new document in a word processor 28. capitalize, underline, bold and other text formatting in a word processor

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Adapted Version of the Distance Education Survey: Computer Access Don't know how to capitalize, underline, bold and other text formatting in a word processor Tried before but not really sure how to capitalize, underline, bold and other text formatting in a word processor Know how to capitalize, underline, bold and other text formatting in a word processor 29. delete text in a word processing document Don't know how to delete text in a word processing document Tried before but not really sure how to delete text in a word processing document Know how to delete text in a word processing document 30. save a word processing document to disk Don't know how to save a word processing document to disk Tried before but not really sure how to save a word processing document to disk Know how to save a word processing document to disk 31. print a word processing document Don't know how to print a word processing document Tried before but not really sure how to print a word processing document Know how to print a word processing document 32. open an e-mail program Don't know how to open an e-mail program Tried before but not really sure how to open an e-mail program Know how to open an e-mail program 33. read messages in an e-mail program Don't know how to read messages in an e-mail program Tried before but not really sure how to read messages in an e-mail program Know how to read messages in an e-mail program 34. send e-mail messages Don't know how to send e-mail messages Tried before but not really sure how to send e-mail messages Know how to send e-mail messages 35. delete e-mail messages Don't know how to delete e-mail messages Tried before but not really sure how to delete e-mail messages Know how to delete e-mail messages 36. get on to the Internet Don't know how to get on to the Internet Tried before but not really sure how to get on to the Internet Know how to get on to the Internet 37. follow links Don't know how to follow links Tried before but not really sure how to follow links Know how to follow links 38. do simple searches Don't know how to do simple searches Tried before but not really sure how to do simple searches Know how to do simple searches 39. go to specific sites through URLs Don't know how to go to specific sites through URLs Tried before but not really sure how to go to specific sites through URLs Know how to go to specific sites through URLs This form is now ready to send
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