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For this writing assignment, complete the Information Technology Self-Assessment Tool.

When completed review and determine at least three new goals you would like to achieve. Submit your completed form with a brief description of your experience and comfort level with the use of technology not only in your Program but as a practicing nurse.

Information Technology Self-Assessment Tool

Virginia Niebuhr, Donna D’Alessandro, Marney Gundlach

This tool is designed to help you to assess your information technology skills and to develop short-term goals.

Rate yourself on how successfully you can complete the following skills:

1. I have never done this before

2. I could do this with help

3. I can do this alone, but might make some mistakes

4. I can do this alone with confidence

5. I can teach others to do this skill

Never Done

With Help

Alone

Confident

Can Teach Others

Word Processing, i.e. Microsoft Word

I can cut and paste text within a document

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I can change font size, style, and color

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I can create bulleted or numbered lists

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I can create a table and adjust columns and rows

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I can create a hyperlink

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5

Spreadsheets, i.e. Microsoft Excel

I can create a new table (spreadsheet)

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5

I can use math functions (e.g. sum, mean, percent)

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5

I can create a graph and adjust the properties

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5

PowerPoint Presentations

I can create handouts from the presentation

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I can change font size, style, and color

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I can insert a picture or ClipArt

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I can create graphics with the drawing tool

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I can animate graphics on one slide

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I can insert an audio file and have it play

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I can insert a video file and have it play

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I can create a hyperlink that works

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I can narrate a PowerPoint presentation

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I can use PowerPoint alternatives (e.g.,Prezi)

E-mail

I can open and print an email attachment

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5

I can describe principles of good email etiquette

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I can use the Calendar function to assist in time management

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I can file pertinent emails within Outlook or another place on own computer

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Web 2.0 Tools

I can create or contribute to a wiki

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5

I can use a blog

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I can create a blog

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I can use a social network site

(e.g. Facebook, Twitter,Pinterest, Delicious)

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I can use a professional social networking site (MedScape, Sermo, Pediatric Commons)

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I know how to edit my privacy settings on social networking sites.

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I can join and manage groups on social networking site

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I can subscribe to an RSS feed

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5

Never Done

With Help

Alone

Confident

Can Teach Others

File Management and Archiving

I can save a file from any software program and be able to locate that file again

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5

I can search and find a “missing” file on my desktop

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5

I can create new folders on my desktop

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I can use online file-sharing (e.g. Google-Docs, DropBox)

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5

I can install new software programs onto my computer

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5

Media Files

I can create a podcast

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I can create and edit an audio recording

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I can create and edit a video recording

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I can upload a video to the web through YouTube

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I can download a video from YouTube

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I can edit a digital photo, including cropping and resizing

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5

I can insert media files (e.g. audio file, image, video, podcast) to a website

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I can convert an audio or video file from one format to another

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5

I can use a scanner to create a digital image

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I can use a webcam

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5

Online Services

I can use an online survey tool to collect my own data (e.g. Survey Monkey, Zoomerang)

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5

Databases (e.g. SQL, Oracle)

I can organize my data for entry importing into a database

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I can create, manipulate and use a database to develop usable results.

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5

Mobile Devices (e.g. phone, tablet)

I can text

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I can use email on a mobile device

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I can surf the web on a mobie device

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I can download apps

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MY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GOALS

A New Skill For Me

Necessary Steps For Reaching My Goal

Target Date

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Describe your experience and comfort level with the use of technology.

This tool was initially developed January 2009 for use with two faculty development programs:

an intersession module on Educational Technology for the Educational Scholars Program of the Academic Pediatric Association; and the application process for ADAPT (Any Day Any Time Teaching) at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Authors: Virginia Niebuhr (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX;

Donna D’Alessandro, Univ. Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Marney Gundlach, Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX

It is shared, may be duplicated, can be re-created for online entry, and may be modified to meet your needs (with credit please).

Edited: 7/10/2010 Edited, 7/22/2013, VN and DD’A

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