Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire

Before enrolling in an online course, you should first assess your readiness for stepping into the online learning environment. Spend some time thinking about yourself as a learner and see whether your characteristics would help you be a successful online learner. Your answers to the following questions will help you determine what you need to do to succeed at online learning. Feedback provided after completing the self-assessment survey will also provide you with some information in terms of what you should expect from an online course.

Instructions: Click on the appropriate button after each statement. After answering all questions, click on the Am I Ready? button below and your results will appear.

Somewhat Disagree
1. I am good at setting goals and deadlines for myself.
2. I have a really good reason for taking an online course.
3. I finish the projects I start.
4. I do not quit just because things get difficult.
5. I can keep myself on track and on time.
6. I learn fairly easily.
7. I can learn from things I hear, like lectures, audio recordings or podcasts.
8. I have to read something to learn it best.
9. I have developed good ways to solve problems I run into.
10. I learn best figuring things out for myself.
11. I like to learn in a group, but I can learn on my own as well.
12. I am willing to send e-mail or have discussions with people I might never see.
13. I usually work in a place where I can read and work on assignments without distractions.
14. I can ignore distractions around me when I study.
15. I am willing to spend 10-20 hours each week on an online course.
16. I keep a record of what my assignments are and when they are due.
17. I plan my work in advance so that I can turn in my assignment on time.
18. People around me will help me study and not try to distract me.
19. I am willing to use e-mail and other online tools to ask my classmates and instructors questions.
20. I am fairly good at using the computer.
21. I am comfortable surfing the internet.
22. I am comfortable with doing things like searches, setting bookmarks, and downloading files.
23. I am comfortable with things like installing software and changing configuration settings on my computer.
24. I know someone who can help me if I have computer problems.
25. My computer runs reliably on Windows 7 or newer or on Mac OS 10.10 or higher.
26. I have a printer.
27. I am connected to the internet with a fairly fast, reliable connection such as DSL or cable modem.
28. I have virus protection software running on my computer.
29. I have headphones or speakers and a microphone to use if a class has a videoconference.
30. My browser will play several common multimedia (video and audio) formats.

The results of your survey will appear here.

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