Student Personal Capacities and Needs Self-Assessment

This page will help you prepare for the class discussion on student needs and capacities.

Print this page, save it and open it in word, or copy and paste into word and score yourself.  This is a self-assessment.  The form provides areas to focus on.  You might want to use this form before completing your blog.

A.  Learning styles

For each of the items below, indicate whether the items describe you.  You may score yourself on several tasks, e.g., cooking, vacation, and school.  Feel free to add additional items.

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Learn by doing first, then reading or seeking help

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Learn by reading first, then doing

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Prefer to learn by example or by modeling others

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Prefer to learn by experimenting

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Like to go from conceptual to concrete . . . .

Like to go from concrete to conceptual

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Prefer to act in a group environment

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Prefer to act alone or with one or two others  . . . .
other . . . .

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B.  Capacities and needs

For each of the items below, indicate whether your capacity or need to develop it.  Feel free to add additional items.   For each of the items you identify, indicate whether you have the resource to grow in that area.  Feel free to add additional items.

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Capacity

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Need

Have Resources to Grow

Information based practice skills

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Hardware knowledge . . . .

Software knowledge

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Telecommunications knowledge

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Knowledge of applications  . . . .

System development knowledge

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Critical perspective of technology

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other . . . .

 

Summary Comments

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Summary Comments and Recommendations

Summarize the data on your greatest needs for this course and your preferred learning style.  Then look at the technology application assignment and try to select a topics and processes that will allow you to address your needs while building on your capacities.  Develop recommendations for yourself in this course. 

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Recommendations: 

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