Online Learning Readiness Survey
The requirements for online courses are no less than that of any other quality educational program. The successful student will view their online courses as a convenient way to receive their education – not an easier way.
- Online courses are not easier than on-campus courses. In fact, many students will say they require much more time and commitment. It takes a real commitment and discipline to keep up.
- CCCOnline courses are not self-paced. Students are required to complete course work by the due dates indicated by the instructor within the course.
- Online courses use technology; you need to know basic computer skills for teaching and communication. Some people learn best by interacting with other students face-to-face rather than electronically; online courses do not afford the opportunity of face-to-face interaction.
- You must be willing and able to commit your time – approximately 8-12 hours of work per week, per course – which includes at least 5 hours of work online per week, including online discussion posts.
Please complete this brief quiz for feedback on your readiness for online learning. Choose the answers that most accurately describe you.
1) How would you describe your technology skills and computer experience?
2) Do you have regular access to a reliable computer?
3) Do you have regular access to the internet?
4) Which of the following best describes your ability to handle distractions while studying?
5) What would you say is your primary interest or primary reason for taking an online class?
6) I would describe myself as someone who:
7.) As a reader, I would describe myself as:
8.) As a writer, I would describe myself as:
9.) When I need help understanding the subject:
10.) How much time per week can you spend studying for each online course?
11.) How much time per week do you plan to spend participating in your online class (e.g. online discussions, group projects, etc.)?
12.) How do you think an online class will compare with a class taught on campus?