On Feb 3, 2004, at 1:40 PM, Charles Cavanaugh wrote:
> There is talk that I should sit down with individual students and go
> over a checklist of skills with each student (talk about taking the fun
> out of computing!) If there was a piece of software that would lead
> students through particular computer tasks and then offer an assessment
> of that student's abilities, there might be a great savings in time and
We've done something like that with faculty and our "techcats"
program (which pairs knowledgeable students with faculty who
want to use technology in their classroom) ... we use a web form
that we manually grade for applicants, though students could
score themselves ... to see the process, go to
and visit the "Students: Apply here" link for the form we used.
Nothing fancy, big return. A "Low Threshold Application".