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Is Online For You?

How do I know if online courses are the right choice for me?

If you're an independent learner, motivated, and interested in accelerating your education and course of study, online learning may be for you. Since coursework may be completed at any time of the day, it is ideal for those who are unable to attend regular, traditional classes.  However, if you cannot maintain a schedule that will allow you to keep up with coursework and assignments, it is likely that you may not be able to complete an online course.

The "Is Online For Me?" Self-Assessment below is a quick test that you may take to help you understand what kind of course may be best for you, whether it be an online course or a traditional course.


The "Is Online For Me?" Self-Assessment

This self-assessment may help you decide if online learning is a good fit with your technology skills, schedule, and learning style.

The following questions are based on your learning environment, education/course expectations, study habits, and computer/technology skills.  Answer each question by choosing 'Yes', 'Maybe/Sometimes', or 'No'.  Click the submit button at the bottom of the page once you have answered each question to see how online classes may work for you.

Also, please keep in mind that this test is for fun and to help you with your online courses. These results do not mean that you must or must not take online classes.  This quiz was made to assist you in making the best of your online education and to provide helpful information in areas in which you may need guidance or assistance.

The 'Is Online For Me?' Self-Assessment
1.  Do you have a specific place in mind where you will be able to study and work on assignments/coursework?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

2.  Is the place where you may study free from interruptions?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

3.  Do you believe your friends and family will support you while working toward your educational goals?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

4.  Do you expect to spend 2-3 hours per credit hour on your course each week?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

5.  Do you remain motivated and not get discouraged when you run into difficulties?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

6.  Are you good at managing your time?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

7.  Can you always fully complete every project you begin?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

8.  Can you often complete difficult tasks on your own, even if others do not provide support and/or encouragement?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

9.  Do you usually manage to get everything done in a day that you set out to do?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

10.  Do you expect to spend as much time in an online course as an on-campus or traditional course?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

11.  Do you expect to get good grades in the courses you take?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

12.  Would not completing or failing an online course be a huge setback for you?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

13.  If you have a problem, do you usually contract the instructor?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

14.  Do you think of yourself as a good student? (Do you take good notes, prepare for exams, practice good study habits?)
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

15.  Are you capable of comprehending what you read?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

16.  Do you like learning and are you usually excited about a new course?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

17.  When needed, do you seek out help from other students or on-campus resources such as tutoring or learning/study centers?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

18.  Do you feel comfortable with the technology skills needed for online courses? (For example, computer skills and internet knowledge.)
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

19.  Do you believe you can work independently, without the traditional classroom setting?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No

20.  Have you had at least one semester of college level classes and have at least a 2.5 GPA?
Yes
Maybe/Sometimes
No








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