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Online Learning Self-Assessment

You may be wondering whether or not you should take an online course. This survey is designed to help you determine if online learning is right for you. Please answer the following ten questions by clicking the appropriate radio buttons. Then click on the CHECK SCORE box to check your answers to determine whether online learning is right for you. You will also receive a general score which will tell you how you rate as a potential online learner.


1. I have regular access to a computer and the Internet through a reliable Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Yes No
   
2. I have access to and am comfortable using a web browser, saving files in various formats, and sending or opening e-mail attachments.
Yes No
   
3. I am comfortable expressing my ideas in writing and communicating with people using electronic technologies such as e-mail.
Yes No
   
4. I believe I am the kind of student who is highly motivated, and as an individual, I work well independently.
Yes No
   
5. I learn better when I listen to an explanation of a concept rather than from reading the course materials or viewing graphics and other visuals.
Yes No
   
6. I feel that I can obtain high quality learning without having face-to-face interaction.
Yes No
   
7. I feel that I can learn effectively through participating in online discussion forums, independent study, and reading lecture notes and textbook materials, as well as I can by attending “live” classroom lectures.
Yes No
   
8. I am able to manage my study time effectively, easily complete assignments on time, and meet deadlines without procrastinating.
Yes No
   
9. I am good at assessing my own progress and taking responsibility for my own learning.
Yes No
   
10. I anticipate that I can successfully structure my course work around my other commitments and lifestyle.
Yes No

Scroll down to review feedback for each answer.

 

1. I have regular access to a computer and the Internet through a reliable Internet Service Provider (ISP).

 

   
2. I have access to and am comfortable using a web browser, saving files in various formats, and sending or opening e-mail attachments.

 

   
3. I am comfortable expressing my ideas in writing and communicating with people using electronic technologies such as e-mail.

 

   
4. I believe I am the kind of student who is highly motivated, and as an individual, I work well independently.

 

   
5. I learn better when I listen to an explanation of a concept rather than from reading the course materials or viewing graphics and other visuals.

 

   
6. I feel that I can obtain high quality learning without having face to face interaction.

 

   
7. I feel that I can learn effectively through participating in online discussion forums, independent study, and reading lecture notes and textbook materials, as well as I can by attending “live” classroom lectures.

 

   
8. I am able to manage my study time effectively, easily complete assignments on time, and meet deadlines without procrastinating.

 

   
9. I am good at assessing my own progress and taking responsibility for my own learning.

 

   
10. I anticipate that I can successfully structure my course work around my other commitments and lifestyle.

 

GENERAL SCORING


Please note that this number will not include any unanswered questions.

To give you an idea of how might perform in general as an online student based on your answers, select the category below that matches your overall score.

9-10
Distance learning seems to be a great option for you. From your responses to the assessment, it sounds like you are a good candidate for online learning based on your needs and skills.
   
6-8
Online learning could be a good option for you but you may need to make a few adjustments based on the responses above. In taking online courses, you may need to make an extra effort at some things (as noted above).
   
3-5
You should carefully weigh your responses above with the feedback provided to determine whether online learning is a fit. This score suggests that you might find an online course difficult and time-consuming.
   
0-2
Online learning is currently not the best alternative for you. You should consider taking courses in a traditional on-site environment.
   

If you have any questions or if you need assistance, please contact the Department of Online Learning at (201) 200-3449 or by e-mail at online@njcu.edu.


 
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