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.