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Are You Ready to Learn Online?

Online Student Self-Assessment

Are you ready to learn online?



  1. Your need to take a distance course is:
    High - I need a specific course immediately to meet a goal.
    Moderate - I could take the course later, or substitute a different course.
    Low - I just need the units.
  2. Feeling you are a part of a class is:
    Not particularly necessary.
    Somewhat important.
    Very important.
  3. Face-to-face contact with instructors and peers is:
    Not very important to me.
    Nice, but not essential for me.
    Very important to me.
  4. When you need help understanding a subject:
    I am comfortable approaching an instructor to ask for clarification.
    I am uncomfortable approaching an instructor, but will ask for help.
    I generally will not ask the instructor for help.
  5. How would you characterize your time-management skills?
    I manage my time well and almost always turn in assignments on time. I rarely procrastinate.
    I manage my time adequately, but sometimes miss deadlines due to procrastination.
    Sign me up for procrastinator’s anonymous!
  6. Which best describes your work habits?
    I like to work independently. I’m a self-starter and take the initiative to complete coursework.
    I can work on my own, but occasionally I need external motivation from a mentor or peer in order to get my work done.
    I prefer the consistent motivation of a regularly-scheduled, face-to-face learning environment.
  7. Coming to campus on a regular schedule is:
    Extremely difficult. I often have other commitments (work, family, personal) during hours when classes are offered.
    A little difficult , but I can usually work around my class schedule.
    No problem.
  8. My comfort level with computers is:
    a. High - I enjoy using computers and do so frequently.
    b. Moderate - I use computers as necessary and when necessary.
    c. Low - I am uncomfortable using computers and avoid doing so whenever possible.
  9. I have access to the internet:
    a. Both at home and work (and school)
    b. At home or work.
    c. At school only.
  10. I use e-mail:
    a. Frequently, with a high degree of comfort.
    b. Occasionally, but have trouble with some features of my e-mail account.
    c.Seldom or never.
  11. I use word processing software:
    a. Frequently - I am quite comfortable with it.
    b. Occasionally - I am reasonably comfortable with it.
    c. Seldom - I am not very comfortable with it.
  12. I use the internet:
    a. Frequently - more than five times a week.
    b. Occasionally - more than once a week.
    c. Seldom or never.
  13. As a web user, I classify myself as:
    a. Proficient. I can navigate the WWW, use search engines, and perform assorted e-mail and word-processing tasks.
    b. Adequate. I have a basic understanding of and have used the Internet, and have a basic understanding of e-mail and word-processing software.
    c. Inexperienced. I am not familiar with the World Wide Web.
  14. As a reader, I consider myself :
    a. Good. I can read and understand text material without help.
    b. Average. I sometimes need help in understanding material presented in text form.
    c. Poor. I have difficulty learning by reading.

    Your Score


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 Feedback

1-14

Online classes may not the best option for you at this time. Please contact your counselor for other course options that may meet your needs.

15-33

Online classes may work for you.  Consult your counselor to further discuss whether online education is an option for you. 

34-42

Online classes are a good option for you.  You have many characteristics of the successful online student.

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