Online Programs

Are You Ready for Online Learning?

Below you will find a short questionnaire that will help you judge your readiness for online learning. Just answer the questions below and click the submit button. You may also want to view our Computer and Software Requirements.

Computer Access And Equipment

  • Is your computer less than 3 years old?
    Yes No
  • Do you have access to the Internet at home?
    Yes No

Computer Skills

  • Do you know how to send and receive email attachments?
    Yes No
  • Have you used the Internet for electronic discussions (Facebook, forums, blogging)?
    Yes No
  • Can you download a software program and install it?
    Yes No
  • Can you navigate a directory structure (path) to find files?
    Yes No
  • Can you create and name a folder?
    Yes No
  • Can you cut/copy text from one source and paste it into another?
    Yes No
  • Can you save and retrieve files to and from a portable drive such as a flash drive or SD card?
    Yes No
  • Can you locate and access information using a search engine?
    Yes No
  • Can you distinguish between an email address and a Web address?
    Yes No
  • Can you locate and use appropriate computer resources and technologies (such as online catalogs, periodical indexes, full text resources, and multimedia computer stations) available within a library or media center?
    Yes No

Time Commitments

  • Can you schedule 4-6 hours per week for activities and homework required for a two-credit online course (note that these hours can be anytime during the day or night)?
    Yes No
  • Can you schedule 9-15 hours per week for activities and homework required for an accelerated online course?
    Yes No

Learning Style / Attitudes

  • Are you a self-motivated person?
    Yes No
  • Can you read and understand material independently?
    Yes No
  • Do you expedite your work rather than procrastinate when it comes to deadlines?
    Yes No
  • Can you communicate effectively through writing?
    Yes No
  • Do you enjoy reflecting and sharing experiences as part of the learning process?
    Yes No
  • Do you consider yourself generally well organized?
    Yes No
  • Do you feel comfortable asking questions when needed?
    Yes No
  • Do you consider yourself self-disciplined?
    Yes No

18-22: Excellent

Congratulations! You should have the necessary computer and Internet skills to complete an online course.

13-17: Fair

Your technical skills and/or learning style may be marginal for successful completion of an online course. Be prepared to allow yourself extra time for coursework. You may need to acquire new computer skills during the course.

12 or less: Need Improvement

It is recommended that you access coursework, workshops or tutorials that will help you improve your basic computer and Internet skills before you enroll in an online course.

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