Is Online Learning For You?

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Is Online Learning For You?

Online learning can be the answer for many adult students seeking higher education. However, not all students learn in the same way. Because your learning style can have a significant effect on your online success, it is important that you to consider whether completing an online degree is your best option. Below is a short assessment designed to help you decide whether online learning is right for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    My reading and writing skills are:
    • A. 

      Excellent. I read and write often and I have confidence in my ability.

    • B. 

      Fair. I like to read but I don’t express myself as well as I’d like in writing.

    • C. 

      Below average. I’m not fond of reading and I’d rather express myself in other ways than writing.

  • 2. 
    When introduced to a new subject I am:
    • A. 

      Excited about learning the subject and often seek more information on my own.

    • B. 

      Anxious that I won’t catch on right away, so I devote extra time to learn the subject.

    • C. 

      Easily frustrated. I need to work through problems with others.

  • 3. 
    My skill with technology is:
    • A. 

      Very good. I routinely email, use internet browsers, download files, and install plug-ins. When I run into trouble, instead of getting frustrated, I try to figure out the problem.

    • B. 

      Fair. I email, browse the web and download files fairly regularly, but I don’t solve technological problems on my own. I’ll call for help.

    • C. 

      Not good. I’ve been on the internet before, but not regularly. I get very frustrated with technology and would rather use a paper and pencil.

  • 4. 
    My access to technology is:
    • A. 

      Ample. I have a computer at home with high speed Internet connection and my own email address.

    • B. 

      Fair. I have access to a computer and the internet, but it isn’t at home. I do have my own email address.

    • C. 

      Limited. I don’t have a computer or an email address.

  • 5. 
    My skill with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is best described as:
    • A. 

      Advanced. I use these applications routinely at work and/or at home.

    • B. 

      Proficient. I know how to open files, create basic documents, close, save and edit files.

    • C. 

      Novice. I have never used MicroSoft office software.

  • 6. 
    When given a new assignment:
    • A. 

      I get started right away and pace myself to have it finished well ahead of the due date.

    • B. 

      I get to it when I can, but I make sure to turn it in before the deadline.

    • C. 

      I always put it off until the last minute and hope to finish before the deadline.

  • 7. 
    The amount of time I can devote to an online class is:
    • A. 

      15 hours or more per week

    • B. 

      10 – 15 hours per week

    • C. 

      Less than 10 hours per week

  • 8. 
    I’m pursuing my degree online because:
    • A. 

      I have taken online classes before and I prefer it to face-to-face courses.

    • B. 

      Online seems to fit better into my lifestyle and I want to try it out.

    • C. 

      I heard it was easier to than classroom based programs.

  • 9. 
    My learning style is best described as:
    • A. 

      Disciplined and self motivated.

    • B. 

      Fairly motivated, but I sometimes get distracted.

    • C. 

      Unmotivated, I really need the teacher to help me stay focused on my work.

  • 10. 
    My organization skills are best described as:
    • A. 

      Excellent. I prioritize my work and put a plan in place to complete assignments.

    • B. 

      Fair. I sometimes need help remembering deadlines and due dates.

    • C. 

      Disorganized. I have a problem managing my work and regularly miss deadlines.

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