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Am I Ready to Learn Online?

Not all students are well suited for online learning; therefore, it is important to for you to assess your own style and your own characteristics before enrolling in these courses. The following survey can help you assess whether an online course would fit your lifestyle and needs.

Please choose one answer for each question and then score as directed.

  1. I usually complete homework and other assignments
    1. on time.
    2. at the last minute.
    3. past the deadline.
  2. I am considering taking an online class
    1. because the flexibility fits into my schedule.
    2. to add another course to a full load.
    3. because I can never seem to make it to my campus classes.

  3. When I have to work individually,
    1. I almost always complete the task successfully.
    2. I finish the task, but I feel a bit uncomfortable without the instructor's presence.
    3. I rarely finish the task.

  4. If I am having difficulty with an assignment,
    1. I often ask for help.
    2. I sometimes ask for help.
    3. I rarely ask for help.

  5. Written instructions are
    1. easy for me to follow.
    2. easy to follow, but I would prefer to have the instructor explain them to me.
    3. confusing and frustrate me.

  6. I consider myself to be
    1. a good reader.
    2. an adequate reader.
    3. a slow reader.

  7. When I turn in work,
    1. I can move on to the next assignment while waiting for feedback.
    2. I need feedback within a few days.
    3. I need immediate feedback.

  8. Face to face meetings with my instructor and my classmates
    1. are not important to me.
    2. are helpful but not essential.
    3. are very important to me.

  9. When asked to utilize new skills and technologies as a learner,
    1. I embrace the challenge and enjoy trying new things.
    2. I am hesitant to take risks, but I am persistent and determined.
    3. I am very uncomfortable and tend to avoid new strategies.

  10. As a learner, I would classify myself as being
    1. highly independent.
    2. somewhat independent.
    3. dependent.

After you submit the survey, another window will open with a recommendation concerning your readiness for online classes.

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