Distance Learning Readiness Quiz

Distance Learning Readiness Quiz
Click on one answer for each question, and then read the explanation at the top of the screen to determine if distance learning courses fit your needs and lifestyle.

1 My need to take this course now is:
High - I need it immediately for a degree, job or other specific goal
Moderate - I could take it on campus later or substitute another course
Low - It's a personal interest that could be postponed

2 Feeling that I am a part of a class is:
Not particularly necessary to me
Somewhat important to me
Very important to me

3 I would classify myself as someone who:
Often gets things done ahead of time
Needs some reminding to get things done on time
Puts things off until the last minute

4 Classroom discussions are:
Rarely helpful to me
Sometimes helpful to me
Almost always helpful to me

5 When an instructor hands out directions for an assignment, I prefer:
Figuring out the instructions myself
Trying to follow the instructions on my own, then asking for help as needed
Having the instructions explained to me

6 I need instructors to comment on my assignments:
Within a few weeks so I can review what I did
Within a few days, or I forget what I did
Right away, or I get very frustrated

7 Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time I have to work on a distance learning course is:
More than enough time for a campus class or a distance learning course
The same as for a class on campus
Less than for a class on campus

8 When I am asked to use new technology or computer software that's new to me:
I look forward to learning new skills
I feel apprehensive, but try anyway
I put it off or try to avoid it

9 As a reader:
I usually understand the text without help
I sometimes need help to understand the text
I almost always need help understanding a college text

10 If I have to go to campus to take exams or complete work:
I can get to campus almost anytime
I may miss some lab assignments or labs if campus facilities are not open evenings or weekends
I will have difficulty getting to campus, even in the evenings and on weekends

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