Online Learning Survey

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Is online learning right for you?


Welcome to the world of online learning. Before you enroll in an online course, take some time to think about yourself as a learner and see whether your characteristics would help you be a good online learner.

Please indicate your level of agreement with these statements.

Agree Disagree
I am good at setting goals and deadlines for myself.
I have a really good reason for taking online courses.
I finish the projects I start.
I do not quit just because things get difficult.
I can keep myself on track and on time.

Learning preferences
I learn pretty easily.
I can learn from things I hear, like lectures or audio recordings or podcasts.
I have to read something to learn it best.
I have developed a good way to solve problems I run into.
I learn best by figuring things out for myself.
I like to learn in a group, but I can learn on my own, too.
I am willing to email or have discussions with people I might never see.

Study Habits
I usually work in a place where I can read and work on assignments without distractions.
I can ignore distractions around me when I study.
I am willing to spend 10-20 hours each week on a course.
I keep a record of what my assignments are and when they are due.
I plan my work in advance so that I can turn in my assignments on time.
People around me will help me study and not try to distract me.
I am willing to use email and other online tools to ask my classmates and instructors questions.

Technology skills
I am pretty good at using the computer.
I am comfortable surfing the Internet.
I am comfortable with things like doing searches, setting bookmarks, and downloading files.
I am comfortable with things like installing software and changing configuration settings on my computer.
I know someone who can help me if I have computer problems.

Computer equipment capabilities
My computer runs reliably on Windows Vista / 7 or on Mac OS 10.5 or higher.
I have a printer.
I am connected to the Internet with a fairly fast, reliable Internet connection such as DSL or cable modem.
I have virus protection software running on my computer.
I have headphones or speakers and a microphone to use if a class has a videoconference.
My browser will play several common multimedia [video and audio] formats.

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