Is Online Right for Me?

1. Which statement best describes you?
I am a self-starter with solid personal motivation.
I need occasional reminders to accomplish goals.
I don't work independently and require constant reminders.
2. I learn best:
When I read material.
When I see or hear the material (auditory/visually).
When I can both hear and see the material.
3. In my employment:
I usually meet or beat deadlines.
I have a hard time focusing.
I procrastinate to the last minute, and my work suffers.
4. On tests and other school assignments:
I figure out instructions on my own.
I can usually follow the instructions, but I like to have assistance available.
I have difficulty figuring out instructions on my own and need to hear them explained to me.
5. When I turn in an assignment, I like feedback from the teacher:
Within a reasonable amount of time.
Within a day or two.
6. Dealing with online technology:
I have excellent computer and Internet skills.
I have some computer and Internet skills.
I am not very familiar with a computer and do not feel comfortable surfing the Net.
7. When I am asked to use computers, email or other technologies:
I have little or no difficulty learning new skills.
I am glad to try and ask for help if necessary.
I frequently get frustrated and may prefer to avoid computer work.
8. Having day-to-day classroom interaction is:
Not particularly necessary to me.
Somewhat important to me.
Very important to me.
9. I would classify myself as someone who:
Often gets things done ahead of time.
Needs reminding to get things done on time.
Puts things off until the last minute or doesn't complete them.
10. Having face-to-face classroom discussion is:
Rarely helpful to me.
Sometimes helpful to me.
Almost always helpful to me.
11. When an instructor hands out directions for an assignment, I prefer:
Figuring out the instructions myself.
Trying to follow the directions on my own, then asking for help as needed.
Having the instructions explained to me.
12. Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time I have to work on an online education course is:
More than if I attended local college courses.
The same as if I attended local college courses.
Less than if I attended local college courses.
13. As a reader, I would classify myself as:
Good. I usually understand the text without help.
Average. I sometimes need help to understand the text.
Less than average. I almost always need help to understand the text.