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Online Learning Readiness Quiz

Is online learning right for me?

How well would eLearning courses fit your circumstances and lifestyle? Choose one answer for each question and then click on the "Score Test" button below to see your result.

1. My need to take this course now is:
  a. High - I need it immediately for degree, job, or other important reason.
b. Moderate - I could take it on campus later or substitute another course.
c. Low - It's a personal interest that could be postponed.
2. Feeling that I am part of a class is:
  a. Not particularly necessary for me.
b. Somewhat important to me.
c. Very important to me.
3. I would characterize myself as someone who:
  a. Often gets things done ahead of time.
b. Needs reminding to get things done on time.
c. Puts things off until the last minute.
4. Discussion in a traditional classroom setting is:
  a. Rarely helpful to me.
b. Sometimes helpful to me.
c. Almost always helpful to me.
5. When an instructor distributes directions for an assignment, I prefer:
  a. Figuring out the instructions on my own.
b. Trying to follow the instructions on my own, then asking for help if I need it.
c. Having the instructions explained to me by the instructor.
6. I need faculty comments on my assignments:
  a. Within a few days, so I can review what I did.
b. Within a few hours, or I forget what I did
c. Right away, or I get frustrated.
7. Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time I have to work on an online class is:
  a. More than enough for a traditional campus class or an eLearning course (7-9 hours per week).
b. The same as for a class on campus (4-6 hours per week).
c. Less than for a class on campus (1-3 hours per week).
8. When I am asked to use DVDs, computers, or other technologies new to me:
  a. I look forward to learning new skills.
b. I feel apprehensive, but try anyway.
c. I put it off or try to avoid it.
9. As a reader, I would classify myself as:
  a. Good - I usually understand the text without help.
b. Average - I sometimes need help to understand the text.
c. Almost always needing help understanding a college text.
10. I understand that basic computer skills are required for online courses. I also realize that familiarity with the Internet, the Web, and message boards impact directly on student success in eLearning courses. As a computer user:
  a. I am quite comfortable learning/using new software packages and enjoy using new equipment.
b. I can find my way around and have no problem using either tutorials or "help".
c. I plan to buy a PC and then take classes on using a computer and the Internet.
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You have been awarded 3 points for each (A), 2 points for each (B) and 1 point for each (C) that you checked.

If you scored 23 or over, an eLearning course would probably be a good fit for you. If you scored between 16 and 22, eLearning courses may work for you, but you may need to make a few adjustments in your schedule and study habits to succeed. If you scored below 15 points, eLearning courses may not be the best alternative for you right now. Talk to your counselor before enrolling.

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