Read each statement and decide if the statement best describes you. Be as honest with yourself as you can, and decide for yourself if online distance learning is for you.

1. I am a self-motivated individual.

True False

2. I consider myself capable of independent learning - I do not necessarily need regular faculty member contact.

True False

3. I am a good "time-manager".

True False

4. I am an organized person. I can structure my time and surroundings.

 True False

5. I am confident of my academic abilities.

True False

6. I think of myself as a good student (e.g., take good notes, prepare and study for exams, write well, employ good study habits).

True False

7. I like to read and can read for comprehension from a range of materials: books, journals, websites, etc.

True False

8. I feel comfortable and enjoy expressing my ideas, comments and questions in writing.

True False

9. I am comfortable calling or emailing an instructor to ask questions about his/her course.

True False

10. I am goal directed - if I set my sights on an end result, I usually achieve it.

True False

11. I like to get things done today and not put off for tomorrow.

True False

12. I do not give up easily, even when confronted with obstacles.

True False

13. I can type pretty well and have basic word processing skills - (Microsoft Word usually required).

True False

14. I am comfortable working on a computer and acquiring information using a web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

True False

15. I am comfortable sending and receiving email as well as sending and receiving attachments to email.

True False

16. I have regular access to an up-to-date computer with reliable Internet access.

True False

17. I know how to create, name, save and locate documents and files on a computer.

True False

18. I am comfortable asking questions when I need clarification.

True False

19. I believe that what I learn or do not learn is ultimately my own responsibility.

True False

20. I would expect to spend as much time in a distance learning course as an on-campus course.

True False

21. I can work cooperatively with others to complete a project using email or an Internet-based discussion forum.

True False

22. I know how to download and install software from the Internet.

True False

23. I feel that high quality learning can take place without having face-to-face interaction.

True False

24. I have at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average.

True False

25. I do not have to enroll in any remedial courses.

True False

True: False:

Now that you have completed the survey, If you answered True to at least 20 of the statements, then distance learning may be right for you. If you answered True to fewer than 20 statements, you may want to update your skills or rethink your reasons for wanting to enroll in an online distance learning course at this time. If you would like help in deciding whether distance learning might be right for you, it is recommended that you visit with an academic advisor to discuss your academic goals.