Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire
The convenience of online courses is attractive, but can you be successful?
If you are an independent learner, self-motivated and interested in accelerating your course of study, online learning may be appropriate for you. Since the coursework can be completed any time of the day or night, it is ideal for those who are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes. However, if you cannot set and maintain a schedule which allows you to keep up with your coursework and assignments, it is likely you will not complete your online course.
The following characteristics are common for successful online students
- Basic technical and academic skills
- Ability to study independently
- Good organizational and time management skills
- Self-directed and self-motivated in their learning and study habits
The following interactive self-assessment may help you decide if online learning is a good fit with your learning style, schedule, and technology skills. Your answers to the following questions will help you determine what you need to do to succeed at online learning. Post-survey feedback will also provide you with information on what you can expect from an online course.
Directions: The following items measure your ability to perform different tasks. There are no right or wrong answers so your first reaction is usually best. Please do not omit any items. Rate how well each item describes you by selecting the button in the correct column for each item.
Online Readiness Questionnaire by Penn State University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Original Work by Vicki Williams of Penn State University