Pre-Workshop Survey

  1. For how long have you used a computer?
    Less than 1 year
    1 to 5 years
    Over than 5 years
    Most frequent Response: Over than 5 years

  2. How frequently do you use a computer?
    Daily
    Once or twice a week
    Once or twice a month
    Less than once a month
    Most frequent Response: Daily

  3. What type of operating system/platform have you used? (Check all that apply.)
    Apple Macintosh
    IBM (including compatibles)
    Other
    Don't Know
    Most frequent Response: IBM (including compatibles)

  4. What kind of computer do you regularly use? (Check all that apply.)
    Apple Macintosh
    IBM (including compatibles)
    Other
    Don't Know
    Most frequent Response: IBM (including compatibles)

  5. Does the computer have a CD-ROM drive?
    Yes
    No
    Percent that responded with Yes: 56%
    Most frequent Response: Yes

  6. What kinds of computer software are you accomplished using? (Check all that apply.)
    Communications
    Databases
    Games
    Graphics
    Spreadsheets
    Word Processing
    Other
    Most frequent Response: Word Processing

  7. What word processing software are you most proficient at using?
    Claris Works
    Microsoft Word
    Microsoft Works
    WordPerfect
    Other
    Most frequent Response: Microsoft Works

  8. Does your computer have a modem?
    Yes
    No
    Percent that responded with Yes: 72%
    Most frequent Response: Yes

    If No, continue to Question #9

    1. What is your modem's speed?
      2400 baud
      9600 baud
      14400 baud
      28800 baud
      Other
      Don't know
      Most frequent Response: 28800 baud

    2. What remote computer sources have you accessed? (Check all that apply.)
      Another personal computer
      A bulletin board service
      A library
      Databases
      Internet
      Other
      Most frequent Response: Internet

  9. Are you an Internet user?
    Yes
    No
    Percent that responded with Yes: 56%
    Most frequent Response: Yes

    If No, continue to Question #11

    1. Who is your Internet provider? (Check the one you use most often.)
      America On-Line
      CompuServe
      Local ISP (Internet Service Provider)
      School District
      Business provides account/access
      Other
      Most frequent Response: School District

    2. How long have you used the Internet?
      Less than 1 year
      1 - 2 years
      2 - 3 years
      Over 3 years
      Most frequent Response: Less than 1 year

    3. Which browser do you use most often?
      Lynx
      Microsoft's Internet Explorer
      Netscape Navigator
      Other
      Most frequent Response: Netscape Navigator

    4. Which Search Tool do you use most often?
      Alta Vista
      Excite
      Infoseek
      Lycos
      Yahoo
      Other
      None
      Most frequent Response: Yahoo

  10. Rate how frequently you use the Internet for the following tasks:

    1. Educational
      Daily
      Weekly
      Monthly
      Less than monthly
      Most frequent Response: Less than monthly

    2. Recreational
      Daily
      Weekly
      Monthly
      Less than monthly
      Most frequent Response: Less than monthly

    3. Work
      Daily
      Weekly
      Monthly
      Less than monthly
      Most frequent Response: Monthly

  11. How would you rate your use of the Internet compared to your colleagues?
    Less than your colleagues
    About the same as your colleagues
    More than your colleagues
    Most frequent Response: About the same as your colleagues

  12. Do you have any experience with HTML coding?
    Yes
    No
    Percent that responded with Yes: 4%
    Most frequent Response: No

    If No, continue to Question #13

    1. Do you have your own home page?
      Yes
      No
      Percent that responded with Yes: 0%
      Most frequent Response: No

    2. How do you create your HTML pages?
      Adobe Pagemill
      Microsoft's Internet Assistant
      Word Processor
      Other
      Most frequent Response: No responses

  13. Have you ever used FTP (File Transfer Protocol)?
    Yes
    No
    Percent that responded with Yes: 12%
    Most frequent Response: No

  14. Do you have an e-mail account?
    Yes
    No
    Percent that responded with Yes: 56%
    Most frequent Response: Yes

    If No, continue to Question #15

    1. How regularly do you access/use e-mail?
      Daily
      Once or twice a week
      A few times a month
      Hardly at all
      Most frequent Response: Once or twice a week

    2. What e-mail software do you currently use?
      Eudora
      Pine
      QuickMail
      Other
      Most frequent Response: Eudora

    3. Do you subscribe to any listservs or newsgroups?
      Yes
      No
      Most frequent Response: No

    4. Have you sent/posted any articles
      Yes
      No
      Most frequent Response: No

  15. How do you rate your own computer literacy?
    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced
    Most frequent Response: Beginner

  16. How satisfied are you with your current level of computer literacy?
    Not satisfied
    Somewhat satisfied
    Satisfied
    Very satisfied
    Most frequent Response: Not satisfied


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