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Is Online Learning Right for Me?


Self-Assessment: Please fill out the following short self-assessment quiz. You will get feedback and tips for each question.


    Technology
  1. How much do you enjoy learning new computer and technical skills?

    Not Much
    Very Much


  2. How likely is it that will you have broadband Internet access?

    Not Likely
    Very Likely


  3. How familiar are you with using word processing software such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect?

    Not at all
    Very Familiar


  4. How familiar are you with using e-mail functions such as attaching files?

    Not at all
    Very Familiar


  5. How familiar are you with downloading and installing software?

    Not at all
    Very Familiar


  6. How familiar are you with navigating the Internet?

    Not at all
    Very Familiar


  7. How would you rate your ability to solve basic computer problems?

    Poor
    Very Good


  8. How familiar are you with protecting your computer from viruses, spyware, and other online threats?

    Not at all
    Very Familiar


  9. How comfortable are you with using online message boards, forums, newsgroups, chat rooms or instant messaging?

    Not at all
    Very Comfortable



    Organizing skills
  10. How much time are you able to invest in an online class?

    Not much
    Very Much


  11. How good are you at managing your study time?

    Poor
    Very Good


  12. How good are you at motivating yourself and avoiding procrastination?

    Poor
    Very Good



    Learning style
  13. How would you rate your ability to express yourself in writing?

    Poor
    Very Good


  14. How comfortable are you with studying independently?

    Not at all
    Very Comfortable


  15. How well do you understand written directions for assignments?

    Poor
    Very Good


  16. How comfortable are you without face-to-face contact with instructors and other students?

    Not at all
    Very Comfortable



    Community
  17. How comfortable are you sharing your work and educational experience with other students?

    Not at all
    Very Comfortable


  18. How much are you willing to communicate with other students?

    Not Much
    Very Much


  19. How comfortable are you asking for help?

    Not at all
    Very Comfortable


Source: based on University of North Carolina Online Self-Assessment