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Overview: Learning Technology Assessment (SmarterMeasure)

This system provides a set of questions to help you measure how ready you are for online learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment.  It helps you answer the question, will eLearning (online, hybrid, Web-Enhanced) be a good fit for you? It will also help you prepare to be successful as a student.

Please NOTE: You are not penalized for guessing, so please enter an answer for each question on the assessment.

Upon completion of the assessment you will receive a score and a detailed report.  It will not only help you understand your strengths and opportunities for improvement, but will also provide resources to help you improve and succeed.

Remember, this assessment is for your benefit and will help college staff support your efforts. Take the time to rate yourself honestly.

Technical Requirements

To successfully use SmarterMeasure, you must:

  1. Have Internet access with a 28.8K modem or faster. (A minimum 56k modem is recommended to download components such as audio files.)
  2. Accept browser cookies.
  3. Enable JavaScript on your Web browser.
  4. Set your browser to refresh at every page.
  5. Not be behind a firewall that blocks cookies or blocks access to a secure server.
  6. Turn off pop-up blocking. (Internet Explorer users only)
  7. Have speakers connected to your computer and turned on.

The following minimum plug-in versions may be required to access certain areas of the site. If your version precedes or differs from those listed, you may be prompted to download a new version.

  1. Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher

What is SmarterMeasure?

SmarterMeasure is a tool which helps you determine your level of readiness for taking online or technology rich courses. On the next few web pages you will be asked questions on topics like how well you can use a computer; how motivated, organized, and self-directed you are; how you prefer to learn new information; and it will even be able to measure your on-screen reading rate and recall.

But relax, SmarterMeasure is fun. SmarterMeasure is being provided Pierce College to help you better understand your strengths and opportunities for improvement as you prepare to learn online. SmarterMeasure is a tool to help you succeed!

After completing SmarterMeasure you will view a webpage showing you your scores in easy to interpret graphs and text. In addition, you will receive an email from Pierce College letting you know about sources for support in the areas in which you could use some assistance.