Undertaking WIL Online Assessment by Erik Styles | Jun 5, 2020 Welcome to your Undertaking WIL Online Assessment Which of the following is an example of WIL in an online environment?A finance student performing an internship at a local bank branchAn arts student participating in an online art history courseA computer science student participating in an online student group project with a technical organisation as the industry partnerA recent graduate working from home full-time for a biotechnology company Mai is working in an online WIL placement with 3 team members. She would like to have a brainstorming session to come up with a strategy for marketing a new product. Which of the following tools would be most effective for direct engagement for this task.Video conferencingEmailText messagingCalling each team member individually When beginning an online WIL activity, what is the best way to determine your work hours?Since you are not at a physical workplace, work whenever you feel like itSince the activity is online, you should always be available to workAsk your workplace supervisor what your work hours areOnly reply to emails during the day but always answer your phone Synchronous communication refers to _______________.Leaving a voicemailTwo or more people exchanging information in real-timeUsing different words to describe the same thingThe exchange of data between two or more people without immediate response Faraji has a video conference with his WIL supervisor starting in five minutes. What should he be doing to prepare?Emailing the supervisor to ensure she is still comingFinding a quick task to complete before the callTesting the camera, microphone and speaker to ensure they are working properly for the callSelecting a humorous background for the call Heng is working in an online WIL placement with a financial services organisation. Since she deals with sensitive material, the firm has supplied her with a laptop and a secure login. Recently she has noticed a significant increase in pop up ads and a decrease in her computer’s performance. What should she do?Continue working on the computer until it is unusable so she does not appear high maintenanceAsk a tech savvy friend to look at her computer and try to speed it upDelete the computer’s hard drive as soon as possibleReport the issue to the IT department to investigate immediately Which of the following best describes the role of communication in an online WIL activity?Communication is less important in an online environment because the work will be more task orientedCommunication is easier in an online environment because it all takes place via emailCommunication is just as important in an online environment but may be more challenging because there are fewer non-verbal cuesThe level and type of communication will be exactly the same regardless of whether a WIL activity takes place online or in person True or False: An industry online event such as a hackathon or exhibition may be part of an online WIL experience.TrueFalse Which of the following are best practices for video conferencing? (Select all that apply) Leave your microphone unmuted during the entire meeting Dress professionally whenever you will be on camera Inform your housemates of your meeting times Use your phone to check email and text messages during the video conference Dmitri is meeting with his supervisor and coworkers for the first time on a conference call. What is the best way for him to interact with them?Chime in as often as possible to show how knowledgeable he isStay quiet unless he is asked a question and then answer as briefly as possibleBe proactive in seeking opportunities and providing assistanceLet them know he is busy with classes and thus will not be able to do much work What is the best way to update your supervisor on your work during an online WIL activity?EmailPhone callVideo conferenceIt depends on the supervisor’s preference A phone call is an example of which type of communication?SynchronousAsynchronousIt depends on the number of participantsIt depends on who places the call Yeong-Su is working on an online WIL project as part of a team. He has a question for his teammates. He would like them to have time to think about their answers and would like to be able to refer to their answers later. Which of the following is the best form of communication for him to ask his question?EmailCall each team member individuallyConference callVideo conference When problem solving with your supervisor, ______________. Research, reflect and propose your ideasAgree with your supervisor’s idea to be politeIgnore your supervisor’s suggestion and do what you feel is bestAvoid the discussion because it could raise conflict How should you differentiate between time spent on your online WIL activity and personal time?Work on your WIL activity whenever possible and save social interactions for after your WIL activity has been completed.Check email first thing in the morning then blend your social and work time throughout the day as you feel like it.Have set working hours for focusing on your WIL activity and make time outside of those hours for social interactions and completing personal tasks.Treat any time spent at the computer as time spent on your WIL activity and any time away from the computer as personal time. Time is Up!