Please check ALL that apply
1) Previous Experience with, and Present Access to Computers:
____ I used computers in __ elementary, __ junior high/middle, __ high school ____ I use a computer at home, dorm or Greek House, at work (pls. underline) ____ I presently have ready access (from work or home) to the University by modem ____ I presently use computers only on campus (mainly where on campus? ____________________)2) I have used computers to
____ play games ____ write computer programs ____ do homework/word processing ____ send E-mail messages ____ do homework/use spreadsheets ____ to write in HTML for my own home page ____ browse the World-Wide Web ____ other uses:________________________3) I am familiar with:
Pine (E-mail software) not at all ___ moderately ____ extensively ____ UNIX (System&Commands) not at all ___ moderately ____ extensively ____ WWW (Internet) not at all ___ moderately ____ extensively ____ A Spreadsheet program not at all ___ moderately ____ extensively ____4) Rank the digital University information services or University Web pages which you have used most extensively:
1. ________________ 4. ________________ 2. ________________ 5. ________________ 3. ________________ 6. ________________5) Have you used electronic Library / bibliographic reference systems/ data bases (via UWIN or otherwise)?
1.__________________ 2._____________________ 3.____________________6) From the following list, mark all situations in which you have (or not) used electronic mail:
____ I have not used E-mail yet (but I do have an account) ____ I have asked an instructor a question ____ I have sent E-mail to an instructor with a class-related comment, argument or disagreement ____ I have scheduled a meeting for a group project ____ I have turned in an assignment per E-mail ____ I have discussed with classmates an issue raised in class ____ I have discussed issues relevant to classes with off-campus people ____ I have used E-mail for job or business-related matters ____ I have used E-mail for "general chats" ____ I am keeping in touch by E-mail with some friends or family ____ (a) locally or within the State of Washington ____ (b) elsewhere in the United States ____ (c) abroad ____ I have used e-mail to arrange my social life ____ other uses, please specify: _________________________7) From the following list, mark all the situations in which you have used the Internet (incl. E-mail):
____ to read a bulletin board ____ to transfer files ____ to write and send correspondence ____ to download files or graphic images ____ to participate in online discussion groups ____ to browse the World Wide Web (WWW) ____ to create and use my own 'home page' ____ other (please specify) _____________________________8) Mark those expressions which, at this point, best describe your feelings about the use of electronic technology in this class:
expected frustrating, upsetting creates uncertainty impersonal intrusive entertaining / exciting no big deal / makes little difference open to new experiences enthusiastic time saving inconvenient, time consuming (potentially) addictive participatory/ engaging breaking the ice motivating, challenging a bit overwhelming old hat / what else is new? useful skill too new / premature use distracting waste of time expensive inappropriate can't get enough of it too busy to find out my first day in class too early to judge
9) Would you please alert your instructor to any possible problem you encounter with these Geog.350 Web pages by using the class discussion form or E-mail. Please do not hesitate to add suggestions for improvments. Thank you!