West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Fox Center at West Valley College

Faculty Skills Survey

Is teaching eLearning courses right for you? 

Courses delivered online may demand more from you than their face-to-face counterparts. To determine if teaching eLearning courses is right for you, it is productive to complete all or some of the training modules, and or to speak with colleagues who are certified to teach online. You may also review the many videos and text documents included in this website.

 

The survey below may help you in the process of determining if teaching eLearning courses is right for you. Please keep track of your A, B, or C answers. At the end of the survey you will analyze your score.

  1. I am able to manage the demands of my personal and professional life.

    1. Yes, it's rare that I miss completing an important task.

    2. Yes, but I always complete tasks at the last minute.

    3. No, I'm too busy right now.

  2. I am able to consistently prioritize my "to do" list.

    1. Yes, I actually keep a "to do" list.

    2. Yes, I always accomplish at least the most urgent tasks.

    3. No, I tend to complete tasks as they come up.

  3. I am comfortable asking for clarification and or help.

    1. Yes, I am proactive in seeking answers.

    2. Yes, usually I don't mind.

    3. No, I'd rather figure out the problem by myself. 

  4. I am really good at organizing and planning ahead.

    1. Yes, I've been like that most of my life.

    2. Yes, I organize and plan only because I have to regarding certain things.

    3. No, I'm a free spirit and prefer to go with the flow. 

  5. I am very good at meeting deadlines.

    1. Yes, I think it's professional to meet a deadline.

    2. Yes, but I hate the rushing around.

    3. No, I've missed quite a few deadlines, some of them important ones. 

  6. I am very comfortable working at a computer.

    1. Yes, I'm really plugged into the latest and most innovative technologies.

    2. Yes, I know a bit and I'm willing to learn more.

    3. No, computers and tech change too fast and that intimidates me.  

  7. I am good at responding to messages within 24 hours in whatever mode they are sent to me.

    1. Yes, I respond to phone calls and emails, especially, within 24 hours.

    2. Yes, I respond within 24 hours but only if it's a phone message.

    3. No, I respond as soon as I can. 

  8. I am comfortable with the reality that I must learn continually.

    1. Yes, I find that continual learning is invigorating.

    2. Yes, because I have to.

    3. No, I already learned what I need to know.

  9. I classify myself as an excellent reader who can follow instructions.

    1. Yes, it's one of my best assets.

    2. Yes, but only because I work hard at it.

    3. No, that's not my strength.

  10. I believe that teaching online is necessary today.

    1. Yes, that seems to be the trend and I want to learn about it.

    2. Yes, but it's not the best kind of education.

    3. No, I believe that teaching online presents a disservice to students.

 

Score your answers as follows:

  • Give yourself 3 points for every A answer.

  • Give yourself 2 points for every B answer.

  • Give yourself 0 points for every C answer.

Analyze your score as follows:

  • 21 - 30 points: You are probably suited to teach eLearning courses. This score indicates that you are a self-disciplined proactive learner who completes tasks on time.

  • 11 - 20 points: You probably need to think very carefully about teaching online. This score indicates that you probably don't enjoy structure, organization, and completing tasks within timed constraints.

  • Less than 10 points: You are probably better suited for teaching in the traditional face-to-face mode.

last published: 9/28/12 • validate xhtml css 508