Online Readiness Survey

Online learning can be a great learning opportunity provided you have the necessary skills, resources and attributes. Answer the following 25 questions to help you determine if online learning is suitable for you.

COMMUNICATION

1. I anticipate being an active participant in an online course and I am willing to ask for help when needed.

Agree Disagree



2. I am willing to use email, discussion boards, and other online tools to clearly communicate in written form with my classmates and instructors.

Agree Disagree



3. I am comfortable working with others, making certain that our group achieves our goals in a timely fashion.

Agree Disagree



4. I can understand directions and usually do not need clarification.

Agree Disagree



5. I have good research skills and understand basic web navigation and search strategies.

Agree Disagree



TIME MANAGEMENT

1. I am willing to spend at least 10-20 hours each week for a 3-credit online course. (Time required per week varies by number of credits per course and duration of course – 14 week, 10 week, 7 week, etc.)

Agree Disagree


2. I keep a record of what my assignments are and when they are due

Agree Disagree



3. I plan my work in advance so that I can turn in my assignments on time.

Agree Disagree



4. I am usually able to stay on task and avoid distractions (texting, Facebook) while studying.

Agree Disagree



5. I can meet deadlines without needing frequent reminders or prodding from my instructor.

Agree Disagree



6. I have already thought about how I will need to change my schedule to fit this course in.

Agree Disagree



MOTIVATION

1. An online course is more difficult than a traditional face-to-face class.

Agree Disagree



2. I believe that I am responsible for my own education; what I learn is ultimately my responsibility.

Agree Disagree



3. If my computer (or software) breaks down at some point during the course, I will get it fixed immediately and will use another system in the meantime.

Agree Disagree



4. I think that I would be able to complete my work even when there are distractions in my home (e.g., television, children, and such) or distractions online (e.g. texting, surfing, etc.)

Agree Disagree



TECHNICAL

1. I am comfortable and proficient at creating, saving, locating, and opening different types of files on a computer.

Agree Disagree



2. I have a reliable high-speed internet connection on my computer with an operating system that supports standard web browsers and word processing applications. I am aware of any internet restrictions where I live that would prevent me from accessing College websites.

Agree Disagree



3. I am comfortable using online discussion forums and understand netiquette.

Agree Disagree



4. I have my own relatively new computer onto which I can install any additional software necessary for the course.

Agree Disagree



5. I have the ability to download plugins and media readers that may be necessary to access some course content.

Agree Disagree



LEARNING STYLES

1. I prefer to take control of my own learning.

Agree Disagree



2. I do not have a problem completing tasks without feedback or input.

Agree Disagree



3. I enjoy solving problems.

Agree Disagree



4. In most learning situations I enjoy challenging requirements.

Agree Disagree



5. I am a good reader and am capable of determining main ideas and concepts when reading college textbooks.

Agree Disagree



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