Are you a good fit for online learning?

This self-assessment is designed to help you understand your readiness for taking an online course. Please note: This assessment is for informational purposes only.

Agree/Describes me well

Disagree/Does not describe me

I have an adequate amount of time to devote to an online course, approximately 8-16 hours per week depending on the length of the course.

I am a self-directed and self-motivated person capable of working independently to meet goals and deadlines that I have set for myself.

I am comfortable asking questions of the instructor or a classmate to seek clarification if I do not understand a particular concept or lesson.

I am comfortable communicating in writing to express my ideas using formal grammar and spelling.

I like to learn in a group but I am also successful at learning on my own and figuring out things for myself.

I can learn from a variety of formats (lectures, videos, podcasts, online discussion, web conferencing, etc.).

I own a fully operational computer with sufficient space to install software and/or save documents.

I have reliable access to a high speed Internet connection (DSL, cable, etc.).

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

I am proficient in carrying out online searches, setting bookmarks, and downloading files.

Please give yourself one point every time you chose “Agree/Describes Me Well.”

A score of 10 out of 10: You have all of the skills and technology requirements necessary to succeed in an online course.

A score of 9 out of 10: You may need to consider some of the necessary requisites before enrolling in an online course.

If your score was 8 out of 10 or less: You may face challenges in an online course and should understand those challenges and what you need to do to overcome them.