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Undertaking WIL in an Online Environment
Project Working Group
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 branch
An arts student participating in an online art history course
A computer science student participating in an online student group project with a technical organisation as the industry partner
A 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.
Calling 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 it
Since the activity is online, you should always be available to work
Ask your workplace supervisor what your work hours are
Only reply to emails during the day but always answer your phone
Synchronous communication refers to _______________.
Leaving a voicemail
Two or more people exchanging information in real-time
Using different words to describe the same thing
The 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
Emailing the supervisor to ensure she is still coming
Finding a quick task to complete before the call
Testing the camera, microphone and speaker to ensure they are working properly for the call
Selecting 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 maintenance
Ask a tech savvy friend to look at her computer and try to speed it up
Delete the computer’s hard drive as soon as possible
Report 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 oriented
Communication is easier in an online environment because it all takes place via email
Communication is just as important in an online environment but may be more challenging because there are fewer non-verbal cues
The 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.
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 is
Stay quiet unless he is asked a question and then answer as briefly as possible
Be proactive in seeking opportunities and providing assistance
Let 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?
It depends on the supervisor’s preference
A phone call is an example of which type of communication?
It depends on the number of participants
It 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?
Call each team member individually
When problem solving with your supervisor, ______________.
Research, reflect and propose your ideas
Agree with your supervisor’s idea to be polite
Ignore your supervisor’s suggestion and do what you feel is best
Avoid 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!