Online Readines Questionaire

  • Welcome! What you are about to complete is the Online Readiness Questionnaire which is designed to help you determine if online learning is right for you. You will be asked 20 questions about yourself, how you study, and your computer. Mark your response to the first seven questions technical skills questions.

    Technical Skills

  • 1. I feel confident about my electronic e-mail skills, such as logging in and out of the account, sending and receiving mail, and attaching and downloading files. * Required
  • 2. I have consistent and convenient access to a computer and the internet. * Required
  • 3. I feel confident expressing my ideas and questions in writing and have successfully done so using email, discussion boards, and/or chat rooms in the past. * Required
  • 4. I have a computer that: is running Vista or OS 9 or higher; is equipped with a sound card; is capable of at least 1024 x 768 resolution; has a working printer; has a working DVD and/or CD-Rom drive; and has virus protection software such as Kaspersky or Norton. * Required
  • 5. I feel confident working with files, such as creating, saving, and printing documents. * Required
  • 6. I feel confident about using most of the tools in the web browser, such as navigating to the next or previous page, printing a web page, or bookmarking web pages. * Required
  • 7. I feel confident about my internet skills, such as using a search engine, identifying and downloading appropriate files, and installing new browser software. * Required
  • Study Skills

    Mark your response to the next five questions about your study skills to continue with the questionnaire.

  • 8. I am able to read and understand college-level reading materials. * Required
  • 9. I am able to manage my time effectively and prioritize activities in order to make 6-9 hours for every 3 credit hour course available for study each week. * Required
  • 10. I am an organized, motivated, and self-disciplined learner and I am able to control my desire to postpone important tasks. * Required
  • 11. I have been a good student in the past - or consider myself a good student now. * Required
  • 12. I have a place in my home or at work near my computer that is free from distractions and can be claimed as "mine" for extended periods of study and communication time. * Required
  • Mark your response to the next four questions about your life skills and to continue with the questionnaire.
  • 13. My friends and family are supportive of my decision to take an online course. * Required
  • 14. I have people and/or resources nearby which can assist me with any technical problems I might have with my software applications as well as my computer hardware. * Required
  • 15. I can often complete difficult tasks on my own, even if others do not provide support and encouragement. * Required
  • 16. I have a high need to take an online course now -- to earn a degree or certificate, for a promotion, or for a new job. * Required
  • Mark your response to the next four questions about your life skills to complete the questionnaire and receive your results.
  • 17.I would expect to spend as much time in an online course as an on-campus course. * Required
  • 18. Not completing or failing an online course would be a big setback for me. * Required
  • 19. I am NOT considering an online course because I think the work will be easier than in a on-campus course. * Required
  • 20. I am comfortable working independently and do not feel the need for constant attention and direction from the instructor. * Required