Online Readiness Assessment
Welcome to the world of online learning. Before you enroll in an online course, take some time to think about yourself as a learner and see whether your characteristics would help you be a successful online learner. Your answers to these questions can help you decide whether or not to take an online course. You can also talk to our academic team before you decide.
Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements.
I am good at setting goals and deadlines for myself.
I have a really good reason for taking an online course
I finish the projects I start.
I do not quit just because things get difficult.
I can keep myself on track and on time.
Score Section 1
I learn pretty easily.
I can learn from things I hear, like lectures or audio recordings
I have to read something to learn it best.
I have developed a good way to solve problems I run into.
I learn best by figuring things out for myself.
I like to learn in a group, but I can learn on my own, too.
I am willing to e-mail or have discussions with people I might never see.
Score Section 2
I usually work in a place where I can read and work on assignments without distractions.
I can ignore distractions around me when I study
I am willing to spend 10-20 hours each week on this online course.
I keep a record of what my assignments are and when they are due.
I plan my work in advance so that I can turn in my assignments on time.
People around me will help me study and not try to distract me.
I am willing to use e-mail and other online tools to ask my classmates and instructors questions
Score Section 3
I am pretty good at using the computer.
I am comfortable surfing the Internet.
I am comfortable with things like doing searches, setting bookmarks, and downloading files.
I am comfortable with things like installing software and changing configuration settings on my computer.
I know someone who can help me if I have computer problems.
Score Section 4
My computer runs reliably on Windows or on Mac OS X.
I have access to a printer.
I am connected to the Internet with a fairly fast, reliable connection.
I have access to a computer with virus protection software on it.
I have headphones or speakers and a microphone to use if a class has a videoconference.
My browser will play several common multimedia (video and audio) formats.
Score Section 5
Are you ready?
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