Is Online Learning Right For Me?

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Distance Learning Quizzes & Trivia

Online education is an exciting new way to take courses at Winter Park Tech and we want to give you the tools to succeed! We also want to help you determine whether online courses are right for you. We designed this short assessment to help you decide. The more honest you are with your responses, the better you will understand your own learning style and what is expected of an online student. Hopefully this helps you find your path to success at Winter Park Tech!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    My access to technology is best described as:
    • A. 

      I don't have regular computer access or an e-mail address.

    • B. 

      I have regular access to a computer with Internet access, have my own e-mail account and have permission to download files.

    • C. 

      I have a computer at home with Internet access and I have my own e-mail account.

  • 2. 
    My technology skills are:
    • A. 

      Very basic. I have used e-mail, Web browsers and word-processing software, but I get frustrated when things don't work the way they should.

    • B. 

      Average. I can use e-mail, Web browsers and word-processing software. I don't feel comfortable solving technology problems on my own.

    • C. 

      Very good. I can use e-mail, Web browsers, word-processing software, and can download files and create attachments. I like trying to solve technology problems on my own and don't get frustrated easily.

  • 3. 
    Face-to-face communication is:
    • A. 

      Important to me and I wonder about my ability to learn without being able to see the instructor or other students.

    • B. 

      Essential and I learn only if I can interact in person with the instructor and other students.

    • C. 

      Not essential to me. I am comfortable learning without face-to-face interaction.

  • 4. 
    When I need help in class:
    • A. 

      I often feel intimidated asking questions or asking for help.

    • B. 

      I hesitate to ask questions of the instructor, but I will ask for help if I need it.

    • C. 

      I feel comfortable asking questions and asking for help.

  • 5. 
    The amount of uninterrupted time I have to devote to an online class is:
    • A. 

      15 hours or more per week, anytime during the day or night.

    • B. 

      10-15 hours per week, mainly at night.

    • C. 

      Less than 10 hours per week.

  • 6. 
    I would describe my personal style as:
    • A. 

      Self-motivated, self-disciplined and organized.

    • B. 

      Spontaneous and not too disciplined - I might need someone to motivate me and help me stay on top of my coursework.

    • C. 

      Motivated, but I need help remembering assignments and due dates.

  • 7. 
    When it comes to analyzing class materials and expressing my own opinions about them I feel…
    • A. 

      Like I'd rather complete my coursework with a group; analyzing material is not something I do well on my own.

    • B. 

      A bit nervous; I can sometimes analyze class materials and form opinions but sometimes it can be difficult for me.

    • C. 

      Confident; I can analyze class materials and formulate opinions and responses on what I've learned.

  • 8. 
    Class discussions are:
    • A. 

      Important to me and useful in helping me learn the information presented in class. I almost always participate in class discussions.

    • B. 

      Somewhat important to my learning. I sometimes participate in classroom discussions.

    • C. 

      Not very useful to me. I don't usually participate in class discussions.

  • 9. 
    I consider my learning style to be:
    • A. 

      Tactile - I learn best by "doing" (ex. lab experiments or hands-on activities).

    • B. 

      Auditory - I learn best when my assignments are verbally explained to me or verbally discussed with my peers.

    • C. 

      Visual - I learn best by reading materials and viewing aids.

  • 10. 
    When it comes to learning:
    • A. 

      I get nervous around new technology and I'm often so uncomfortable, I am unable to use it.

    • B. 

      I may get nervous around new technologies, but I like to learn.

    • C. 

      I welcome opportunities to learn new things and master new technologies.

  • 11. 
    I am considering taking an online course because:
    • A. 

      I've taken an online class before and enjoyed the experience.

    • B. 

      I'm curious about online classes and have room in my schedule.

    • C. 

      I need the class as a requirement or job situation and I can't fit an in-person course into my schedule.