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Is Online Learning for Me?
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> Is Online Learning for Me?
Take this quiz to find out if you are ready to take online classes.
All questions must be answered to receive a score.
1) My technology access is best described as:
I have a computer at home with Internet access and I have my own email account.
I have regular access to a computer with Internet access and I have my own email account.
I don't have a computer or an email address.
2) My email access is best described as:
I have my own email account.
I share an email account with a parent or guardian.
I do not have an email account.
3) My technology skills are:
. I can use email, Web browsers, word-processing software, and can download files and create attachments. I like trying to solve technology problems on my own and don't get frustrated easily.
. I can use email, Web browsers and word-processing software. I don't feel comfortable solving technology problems on my own.
. I have used email, Web browsers and word-processing software, but I get frustrated when things do not work the way they should.
4) Face-to-face communication is:
Not essential to me. I believe that quality learning can take place without face-to-face interaction.
Important to me and I focus better in an in-person learning environment.
Essential and I need interaction in person with the instructor and other students.
5) When I need help in class:
I feel comfortable asking questions and asking for help when I need it.
I hesitate to ask questions of the instructor, but I will ask for help if I need it.
I do not like to ask questions or ask for help.
6) The amount of uninterrupted time I have to devote to an online class is:
15 hours or more per week, anytime during the day or night.
10-15 hours per week, mainly at night.
c) less than 10 hours per week.
7) I would describe my personal learning style as:
Self-motivated, self-disciplined and organized.
Motivated, but I need help remembering assignments and due dates.
Pretty disorganized - I need someone to motivate me and help me stay on top of my coursework.
8) When it comes to procrastination:
I rarely procrastinate.
I sometimes procrastinate, but I always get my work in on time.
I always procrastinate - I like to work under pressure.
9) When it comes to reading and writing, my abilities are:
Excellent. I enjoy reading and writing and have confidence in my abilities.
Average. I read well but I am not comfortable expressing myself in writing.
Below average. I do not like reading and look for classes without a lot of writing assignments.
10) My critical thinking skills are:
Great! I can read and analyze class materials and can easily formulate opinions on what I've learned.
Average. I can sometimes analyze class materials and form opinions, but it is sometimes a struggle for me.
Low. Reading and analyzing class material is not something I do well, I regularly have to re-read materials for understanding.
11) Class discussions are:
Important to me and useful in helping me learn the information presented in class. I almost always participate in class discussions.
Somewhat important to my learning. I sometimes participate in class discussions.
Not very useful to me. I don't usually participate in class discussions.
12) When it comes to learning:
I welcome opportunities to learn new things and master new technologies.
I get nervous around new technologies, but I like to learn.
I get very nervous around technology and would rather not try it.
13) I am considering taking an online course because:
I've taken an online class before and enjoyed the experience.
I'm curious about online classes and have room in my schedule.
I need the class for a graduation requirement or job situation and I can't fit it in to my campus schedule.
14) When it comes to time management:
I am very aware and highly organized with my time.
I am average at managing time—at times I am focused and time sensitive, but I get distracted.
I am not good at managing my time and could use some help improving these skills.
Last Modified: 1/31/20 2:10 PM