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on 4/4/01 2:00 PM, Goad, Dayle - COMIS at [log in to unmask] wrote:


I believe many people may think they know more than they do.  It would be
more helpful to actually provide them with questions to help determine the
level of knowledge.

Dayle Vance Goad
End-user Support Specialist
UVM College of Medicine
Office: (802) 656-4242
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-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Swasey [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 1:44 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: IT training, IT orientation ideas

Today Lynn Cummings wrote:

> email it would be very helpful.  The Self Assessment Survey is on the UT&D
> Website and anyone can use it:
>
> <http://www.uvm.edu/~training/?Page=tech_survey.html>

How does this help me?  I answer the questions and it shows me a lot of
graphs that show how everyone has answered the questions, but not how I
compare to that (or am I supposed to remember which number I checked
off on all those tables).  The stated meanings of the 1-5 values do not
seem to apply to some of the questions being asked.

For example, "Aware of etiquette for e-mail communication" and my
choices are:

1 - I know nothing about this
2 - I'm starting to learn about this
3 - I'm comfortable with the basic functions
4 - I'm comfortable with most functions
5 - I'm comfortable with all functions

HUH???  Maybe I left my brain at home today, but this set of choices
doesn't seem to fit with the implied question of whether or not I know
e-mail etiquette.

Well, maby we need a new assessment.