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Information Technology Self-Assessment Tool

Virginia Niebuhr, Donna D’Alessandro, Marney Gundlach

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This tool is designed to help you to assess your information technology skills and to develop short-term goals.

 

Rate yourself on how successfully you can complete the following skills:

1. I have never done this before

2. I could do this with help

3. I can do this alone, but might make some mistakes

4. I can do this alone with confidence

5. I can teach others to do this skill

 

  Never Done With Help Alone Confident Can Teach Others
Word Processing, i.e. Microsoft Word          
I can cut and paste text within a document 1 2 3 4 5
I can change font size, style, and color 1 2 3 4 5
I can create bulleted or numbered lists 1 2 3 4 5
I can create a table and adjust columns and rows 1 2 3 4 5
I can create a hyperlink 1 2 3 4 5
Spreadsheets, i.e. Microsoft Excel          
I can create a new table (spreadsheet) 1 2 3 4 5
I can use math functions (e.g. sum, mean, percent) 1 2 3 4 5
I can create a graph and adjust the properties 1 2 3 4 5
PowerPoint Presentations          
I can create handouts from the presentation 1 2 3 4 5
I can change font size, style, and color 1 2 3 4 5
I can insert a picture or ClipArt 1 2 3 4 5
I can create graphics with the drawing tool 1 2 3 4 5
I can animate graphics on one slide 1 2 3 4 5
I can insert an audio file and have it play 1 2 3 4 5
I can insert a video file and have it play 1 2 3 4 5
I can create a hyperlink that works 1 2 3 4 5
I can narrate a PowerPoint presentation 1 2 3 4 5
I can use PowerPoint alternatives (e.g.,Prezi)          
E-mail          
I can open and print an email attachment 1 2 3 4 5
I can describe principles of good email etiquette 1 2 3 4 5
I can use the Calendar function to assist in time management 1 2 3 4 5
I can file pertinent emails within Outlook or another place on own computer 1 2 3 4 5
Web 2.0 Tools          
I can create or contribute to a wiki 1 2 3 4 5
I can use a blog 1 2 3 4 5
I can create a blog 1 2 3 4 5
I can use a social network site

(e.g. Facebook, Twitter,Pinterest, Delicious)

1 2 3 4 5
I can use a professional social networking site (MedScape, Sermo, Pediatric Commons) 1 2 3 4 5
I know how to edit my privacy settings on social networking sites. 1 2 3 4 5
I can join and manage groups on social networking site 1 2 3 4 5
I can subscribe to an RSS feed 1 2 3 4 5

 

 

  Never Done With Help Alone Confident Can Teach Others
File Management and Archiving          
I can save a file from any software program and be able to locate that file again 1 2 3 4 5
I can search and find a “missing” file on my desktop 1 2 3 4 5
I can create new folders on my desktop 1 2 3 4 5
I can use online file-sharing (e.g. Google-Docs, DropBox)  

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I can install new software programs onto my computer 1 2 3 4 5
Media Files          
I can create a podcast 1 2 3 4 5
I can create and edit an audio recording 1 2 3 4 5
I can create and edit a video recording 1 2 3 4 5
I can upload a video to the web through YouTube 1 2 3 4 5
I can download a video from YouTube 1 2 3 4 5
I can edit a digital photo, including cropping and resizing 1 2 3 4 5
I can insert media files (e.g. audio file, image, video, podcast) to a website 1 2 3 4 5
I can convert an audio or video file from one format to another 1 2 3 4 5
I can use a scanner to create a digital image 1 2 3 4 5
I can use a webcam 1 2 3 4 5
Online Services          
I can use an online survey tool to collect my own data (e.g. Survey Monkey, Zoomerang) 1 2 3 4 5
Databases (e.g. SQL, Oracle)          
I can organize my data for entry importing into a database 1 2 3 4 5
I can create, manipulate and use a database to develop usable results. 1 2 3 4 5
Mobile Devices (e.g. phone, tablet)          
I can text 1 2 3 4 5
I can use email on a mobile device 1 2 3 4 5
I can surf the web on a mobie device 1 2 3 4 5
I can download apps 1 2 3 4 5

 

 

MY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GOALS

  A New Skill For Me Necessary Steps For Reaching My Goal Target Date
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This tool was initially developed January 2009 for use with two faculty development programs:

an intersession module on Educational Technology for the Educational Scholars Program of the Academic Pediatric Association; and the application process for ADAPT (Any Day Any Time Teaching) at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Authors: Virginia Niebuhr (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX;

Donna D’Alessandro, Univ. Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Marney Gundlach, Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX

It is shared, may be duplicated, can be re-created for online entry, and may be modified to meet your needs (with credit please).

Edited: 7/10/2010 Edited, 7/22/2013, VN and DD’A

 

 

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