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Welcome to the world of online learning. Taking an online course requires different learning and studying skills than those you need for a face to face course. Before you enroll in an online course, take some time to think about yourself as a learner and see whether the way you prefer to study and learn would help you be a successful online learner. Your answers to these questions can help you decide whether or not to take an online course. You should also talk to your adviser before you decide.

This survey addresses several of your learning characteristics and the computer equipment that you have available to use for your school work. The questions on learning characteristics cover your self-directedness, learning preferences, study habits, and technology skills. There is one set of questions that specifically addresses your computer equipment capabilities.

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Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements
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01 I am good at setting goals and deadlines for myself
02

I have a really good reason for taking an online course.

03

I finish the projects I start.

04

I do not quit just because things get difficult.

05

I can keep myself on track and on time.

 

 
Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements
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06 I learn pretty easily.
07

I can learn from things I hear, like lectures, audio recordings or podcasts.

08

I have to read something to learn it best.

09

I have developed a good way to solve problems I run into.

10

I learn best by figuring things out for myself.

11 I like to learn in a group, but I can learn on my own, too.
12 I am willing to e-mail or have discussions with people I might never see.

 

 
Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements
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13 I usually work in a place where I can read and work on assignments without distractions
14

I can ignore distractions around me when I study.

15

I am willing to spend 10+ hours each week on this online course.

16

I keep a record of what my assignments are and when they are due.

17

I plan my work in advance so that I can turn in my assignments on time.

18 People around me will help me study and not try to distract me.
19 I am willing to use e-mail and other online tools to ask my classmates and instructors questions.

 

 
Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements
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20 I am pretty good at using the computer.
21

I am comfortable surfing the Internet.

22

I am comfortable with things like doing searches, setting bookmarks, and downloading files.

23

I am comfortable with things like installing software and changing configuration settings on my computer.

24

I know someone who can help me if I have computer problems.

 

 
Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements
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25 My computer runs reliably on Windows Vista/7 or on Mac OS 10.4 or higher.
26

I have a printer.

27

I am connected to the Internet with a fairly fast, reliable connection such as DSL or cable modem.

28

I have virus protection software running on my computer.

29

I can keep myself on track and on time. I have headphones or speakers and a microphone to use if a class has a videoconference.

30 My browser will play several common multimedia (video and audio) formats.




Survey adapted from the Online Readiness Assessment by Vicki Williams and The Pennsylvania State University.
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