1. I am considering taking an online course because:
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 for a graduation requirement or job situation and I can't fit it in to my campus schedule.
2. I would describe my personal style as:
Self-motivated, self-disciplined and organized.
Motivated, but I need help remembering assignments and due dates.
Pretty disorganized - I need someone to motivate me and help me stay on top of my coursework.
3. When it comes to procrastination:
I rarely procrastinate.
I sometimes procrastinate, but I always get my work in on time.
I always procrastinate - I like to work under pressure.
4. Face-to-face communication is:
Not essential to me. I understand that quality learning can take place without face-to-face interaction.
Important to me and I wonder about my ability to learn without being able to see the instructor or other students.
Essential and I can't learn unless I can interact in person with the instructor and other students.
5. When I need help in class:
I feel comfortable asking questions and asking for help when I need it.
I hesitate to ask questions of the instructor, but I will ask for help if I need it.
I don't like to ask questions or ask for help.
6. Class discussions are:
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 class discussions.
Not very useful to me. I don't usually participate in class discussions.
7. My technology skills are.
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.
Average. I can use e-mail, Web browsers and word-processing software. I don't feel comfortable solving technology problems on my own.
Below average. I have used e-mail, Web browsers and word-processing software, but I get frustrated when things don't work the way they should.
8. My technology access is best described as:
I have a computer at home with Internet access and I have my own e-mail account.
I have regular access to a computer with Internet access and I have my own e-mail account.
I don't have a computer or an e-mail address.
9. When asked to utilize new skills and technologies as a learner
I welcome opportunities to learn new things and master new technologies.
I get nervous around new technologies, but I like to learn.
I get very nervous around technology and would rather not try it.
10. I am someone who:
Can manage my time effectively and always meets deadlines without having to be reminded.
Has some difficulty managing my time effectively, but often meets deadlines without having to be reminded
Does not manage my time very effectively and often has difficulty meeting deadlines without being reminded.
11. Considering my work and on campus class schedule, the amount of time I have to work on an online course is:
7-9 hours per week.
4-6 hours per week.
1-3 hours per week.
12. I organize my schedule so that I can do everything that needs to be done:
Most of the time
13. I would rate my reading ability as:
High-reading ability is one of my strengths.
Average-I usually understand what I read.
Lower than average-reading is not one of my strengths.
14. Choose the statement below that best fits you:
I express myself best in writing.
I express myself fairly well in writing.
It is difficult for me to express myself in writing.
15. How often would you be able to communicate with your instructor and classmates via email and the discussion forums?
On a daily basis if needed.
At least 2-3 times a week.
Once per week or less.