Is Online Learning For Me?

Directions:  Take this self-test to help you decide if Online Learning courses are a good option for you. Click the circle next to your answer for each of the 10 questions. Then click the Submit button at the bottom of the page.

1. My need to take this course now is

high - I need it immediately for degree, job or other important reason.

moderate - I could take it on campus later, or substitute another course.

low - it's a personal interest that could be postponed.
2. Feeling that I am part of a class is

not particularly necessary to me.

somewhat important to me.

very important to me.
3. I would classify myself as someone who

often gets things done ahead of time.

needs reminding to get things done on time.

puts things off to the last minute.
4. Classroom discussions are

rarely helpful to me.

sometimes helpful to me.

almost always helpful to me.
5. When an instructor hands out directions for an assignment, I prefer

figuring out the instructions on my own.

trying to follow directions on my own, then asking for help as needed.

having the instructions explained orally.
6. I need faculty comments on my assignments

within a few weeks, since I can review what I did.

within a few days, or I forget what I did.

right away, or I get very frustrated.
7. Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time I have to work on an Online Learning course is

more than enough for a campus or Online Learning course.

the same as for taking a class on campus.

less than for taking a class on campus.
8. When I am asked to use technologies that may be new to me

I look forward to learning new skills.

I feel apprehensive, but try anyway.

I put it off or try to avoid it.
9. As a reader, I would classify myself as

good - I usually understand the text without help.

average - I sometimes need help to understand the text.

slower than average.
10. If I have to go on campus to take exams or complete lab work

I can go to campus anytime.

I may miss some lab assignments or exam deadlines if campus labs are not open evenings and weekends.

I will have difficulty getting to the campus, even in the evenings or on the weekends.

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