The Online Readiness Survey has been designed to help you gauge your readiness for online learning. The statements fall into three categories: (1) technology experience, (2) access to tools, and (3) study habits and lifestyle. Each of these areas will have an impact on your ability to be successful in an online course.

The results of this survey are for your own use, although they may be made available to faculty upon request.

Scoring
If you answer "yes" to at least 18 of these statements, an online course may be for you.

If you answer "yes" to fewer than 18 statements, you will not be prohibited from taking an online course, but you may want to rethink your reasons for wanting to enroll in one. Decide now if you still feel comfortable with this style of instruction and are capable of learning this way.



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Technology Experience

I feel confident using the keyboard and the mouse.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I feel confident working with files, such as
creating, saving, and printing documents.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I feel confident about logging on to an Internet
service provider and navigating to different web
sites.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I feel confident about using most of the tools in
the web browser, such as navigating to the next or
previous web page, printing a web page, or
bookmarking web pages.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I feel confident about my Internet skills, such as
using a search engine, identifying and downloading
appropriate files, and installing new browser
software.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I feel confident about resolving most common error
messages while surfing the Internet, such as
Connection Timed Out and Page Not Found.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I feel confident about my electronic e-mail
skills, such as logging in and out of the account,
sending and receiving mail, and attaching and
downloading files.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I feel confident about basic troubleshooting, such
as rebooting the computer in case of a crash and
resolving printer errors.
 Yes 
 No 
 

Access to Tools

I have consistent and convenient access to a
computer with a Pentium chip or higher, such as a
PC running Windows 2000 or XP, an iMac or PowerMac
running OS 9 or higher.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I have a reliable Internet connection.
 Yes 
 No 
 
My computer is equipped with a sound card with
headphones or speakers and microphone.
 Yes 
 No 
 
My computer is capable of at least 800 x 600
resolution.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I have a working printer attached to my computer.
 Yes 
 No 
 
My computer has a working DVD drive.
 Yes 
 No 
 
My computer has a working CD-ROM drive.
 Yes 
 No 
 
My Internet connection speed is at least 56K or
higher. DSL or Cable recommended.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I have one of the following Web browsers: Internet
Explorer 6.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, or
Safari.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I have virus protection software such as McAfee or
Norton on my computer.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I have Adobe Acrobat Reader on my computer.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I have the Flash player installed on my computer
which allows me to view animations.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I have these installed on my computer: QuickTime
player, RealPlayer, or Media Player.
 Yes 
 No 
 

Study Habits & Lifestyle

I am able to read and understand college-level
reading materials.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I am confident in my ability to express my
thoughts and ideas in writing.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I am able to refrain from distractions and stay on
task while working or studying.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I am willing to interact regularly with my
instructor and classmates.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I plan effectively for projects or activities.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I am able to manage time appropriately.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I usually complete things without prompting from
others.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I am able to control my desire to postpone
important tasks.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I have 10-20 hours per week for studying.
 Yes 
 No 
 
I have a quiet and personal space for studying
that is free from distractions such as television.
 Yes 
 No 
 
My friends and family are supportive of my
decision to take an online course.
 Yes 
 No 
 
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