Self Assessment: Your Hardware & Technology Access


Successful online students should:

  • Have reliable access to a computer with a recent operating system.
  • Have reliable access to a printer.
  • Have access to a fairly fast, reliable Internet connection.
  • Have virus protection software running on their computer.
  • Have headphones or speakers and a microphone for their computer.
  • Have a browser installed that will play several common multimedia (video and audio) formats.

Frequent misconceptions regarding online learning

Myth:  Students assume that the PSCC helpdesk will assist them with problems with their personal computers, printers, and devices.

Reality:  The PSCC helpdesk will help students with problems with only PSCCcomputers and other devices.

Myth:  Online instructors know that technology is “iffy” and accept late work without penalty.

Reality:   Most online instructors will not accept technical difficulties on the assignment due date as a legitimate excuse for missing an assignment deadline; waiting until the last minute to submit assignments is not a good idea.


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Dr. Paul Ramp, Director

865-694-6691

pframp@pstcc.edu

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