Assessing Your Computer Competency
Regardless of your career plans, computers are sure to be important tools and resources in obtaining your goals. This chapter will provide you with an opportunity to assess your level of computer skill competency. In the process, you will identify the computer skills needed to successfully complete Quarter One of your technology and strategies to improve your computer skills.
The Academic Skills Center (ASC) at New England Institute of Technology provides support services in an environment designed to increase your comfort level and improve your level of computer skill competency. These services include computers available for student use, computer skill specialists to tutor you with specific computer software needs, an ASC web-site with helpful tips and tools and course work to provide instruction in hardware, software and computer applications.
Interface Between Learning and Computer Technology (.pdf
Identifying the Computer Skills That You Need (.pdf version)
Skills Grid: Presents a wide variety of tutorials, articles, self-tests, tips, games, and exercises to help you improve your skills and manage your life.
•Being computer literate is essential to meet the demands of the new millennium.
•The Academic Skills Center provides computers for student use and computer skill specialists to tutor you with specific computer software needs.
Please note that website addresses often change. If you are unable to reach the addresses below, use a search engine and search the source of the site or the title of the Web document to find the new site.
The Library owns many books that cover a wide range of related topics.
Academic Skills Center English Lab and Open Lab, Library, Upper Floor, (401) 739-5000, Ext. 3364.
•Complete the Computer Skills Assessment Chart (.pdf format) and rate your level of skill on each of the computer skills identified in your group work. Place it in your Career Inventory Folder. (You can complete a more in-depth online computer skills assessment at the Academic Skills Center’s website.)
• Access the Academic Skills Center Web site and identify where you can go and what services you can use to improve your skill level.
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Charette, S. (Ed.) (2001). College, Career and Beyond ... A Toolkit for Success. Revised Printing. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
(Updates and additional materials and resources provided by Sharon Charette)