I don't have regular computer access or an e-mail address.
I have regular access to a computer with Internet access, have my own e-mail account and have permission to download files.
I have a computer at home with Internet access and I have my own e-mail account.
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.
Average. I can use e-mail, Web browsers and word-processing software. I don't feel comfortable solving technology problems on my own.
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.
Important to me and I wonder about my ability to learn without being able to see the instructor or other students.
Essential and I learn only if I can interact in person with the instructor and other students.
Not essential to me. I am comfortable learning without face-to-face interaction.
I often feel intimidated asking questions or asking for help.
I hesitate to ask questions of the instructor, but I will ask for help if I need it.
I feel comfortable asking questions and asking for help.
15 hours or more per week, anytime during the day or night.
10-15 hours per week, mainly at night.
Less than 10 hours per week.
Self-motivated, self-disciplined and organized.
Spontaneous and not too disciplined - I might need someone to motivate me and help me stay on top of my coursework.
Motivated, but I need help remembering assignments and due dates.
Like I'd rather complete my coursework with a group; analyzing material is not something I do well on my own.
A bit nervous; I can sometimes analyze class materials and form opinions but sometimes it can be difficult for me.
Confident; I can analyze class materials and formulate opinions and responses on what I've learned.
Important to me and useful in helping me learn the information presented in class. I almost always participate in class discussions.
Somewhat important to my learning. I sometimes participate in classroom discussions.
Not very useful to me. I don't usually participate in class discussions.
Tactile - I learn best by "doing" (ex. lab experiments or hands-on activities).
Auditory - I learn best when my assignments are verbally explained to me or verbally discussed with my peers.
Visual - I learn best by reading materials and viewing aids.
I get nervous around new technology and I'm often so uncomfortable, I am unable to use it.
I may get nervous around new technologies, but I like to learn.
I welcome opportunities to learn new things and master new technologies.
I've taken an online class before and enjoyed the experience.
I'm curious about online classes and have room in my schedule.
I need the class as a requirement or job situation and I can't fit an in-person course into my schedule.