Online Learning Quiz

I. Your Skills as a Student (11 questions)


1. My motivation for taking online classes is:
High motivation-my work schedule/life circumstances prevent me from taking campus classes
Moderate motivation-I would like to see if this is a possible alternative to the campus classes I can now take
Low motivation-I am not yet sure how taking online classes will benefit me
2. I am someone who:
Generally, always reads directions carefully
Skims directions to get the general idea
Does not generally read directions
3. I would rate my reading ability as:
High-reading ability is one of my strengths
Average–I usually understand what I read
Lower than average–reading is not one of my strengths
4. Choose the statement below that best fits you:
I express myself best in writing
I express myself fairly well in writing
It is difficult for me to express myself in writing
5. I best understand information when it is presented in:
Written, visual, and auditory (writing, pictures, diagrams, podcast/video lectures)
Visual (pictures, diagrams, etc)
Auditory (podcasts/lectures)
6. The amount of time I expect to spend on an online course is…
More than I would on a campus class
The same I would an on-campus class
Less than I would on a campus class
7. I am someone who…
Is self-motivated/self-directed. Can manage my time effectively and always meet deadlines without having to be reminded.
Is moderately self-motivated/self-directed. Has some difficulty managing my time effectively, but often meets deadlines without having to be reminded.
Does not manage my time very effectively and often has difficulty meeting deadlines without being reminded
8. Written discussions among fellow student and an instructor, using discussion forums are…
Very helpful to me as a learning
Of value, but not essential
Not important to me as a learner
9. Developing and applying critical thinking skills in the learning process is…
An essential part of learning
Important but not essential
Not important
10. Face-to-face social interaction with both my instructors and classmates is…
Not important to me in my educational experience
Somewhat important to me in my educational experience
An essential part of my educational experience
11. Considering my work schedule and life circumstances, the amount of time I have available to work on an online course is…
7-9 hours per week
4-6 hours per week
1-3 hours per week

 

II. Your Technical Skills (9 questions)


12. I currently have:
A newer (2 years old or less) computer at home
A computer (3–4 years old) computer at home
An older (4+ years old) or no computer at home
13. Please indicate the current speed of your internet connection…
I have cable or DSL connection to the internet
I have dial-up connection to the internet and would be able to get cable/DSL
I have no internet connection and would not be able to get cable/DSL
14. I would rate my skill in using a word-processing program as…
High–I have excellent word-processing skills
Average–I have good word-processing skills
Lower than average–I have little or no experience working with a word-processing program
15. I have a current version of Microsoft Word/Office
Yes
No, but I would be willing to purchase the software (student discounts are available)
No I do not and would not be interested/able to purchase the software even with an available discount
16. I would rate my knowledge and use of email as…
High–I use email daily. Can compose email and attach/open attached files.
Average–I use email weekly. Can compose email and open and attach files.
Lower than average–I rarely use email. Have trouble attaching or opening attachments.
17. Please select the statement that best applies…
I am good a problem-solving technical difficulties on the computer
I am okay at problem-solving technical difficulties on the computer
I am not good at problem-solving technical difficulties on the computer
18. I have:
Highly developed computer skills. Can save and find files on my computer, browse the web and download/upload files, and install software when needed.
Moderately developed computer skills. Can save and find files on my computer, browse the web and download files, need help installing software.
Lower than average computer skills. Can save files but have trouble finding them, limited web browsing and do not know how to download/upload files. Would not know where to begin to download and install software.
19. How many hours a week do you currently spend on a computer?
6-9 hours
2-5 hours
none–1 hour
20. When asked to copy and paste text from a word-processing document or the web to another word-processing document, I would…
Have no difficulty
Have a little difficulty, and may need directions
Would not know what to do at all and would definitely need directions/assistance