Online Learning Are online classes a good option for you?Answer each question, score the quiz, and assess how well online courses would fit your needs. Yes No 1. Do you need to take this course now for a degree, job or other important reason? Yes No 2. Does your lifestyle (family, work or personal schedule) make it difficult for you to attend courses during scheduled times? Yes No 3. Do you often get things done ahead of time? Yes No 4. When an instructor hands out directions for an assignment, do you prefer figuring out the instructions on your own? Yes No 5. Are you comfortable and competent sending e-mail and using the Internet? Yes No 6. Do you usually read and understand the textbook without help? Yes No 7. Do you look forward to learning new technology skills? Yes No 8. Are you willing to commit 6-8 hours per week to a course? Yes No 9. Are you self-motivated and self-disciplined? Yes No 10. Do you feel that high quality learning can take place without the face-to-face discussions in a traditional classroom? Yes No 11. Can you communicate effectively in writing? Yes No 12. Are you willing to "speak up" when you have a question? Yes No 13. Do you enjoy working independently? Yes No 14. Could you benefit from direct, personal written instructor feedback? Yes No 15. Do you have (or are you willing to obtain) access to a computer, Internet service provider and telephone modem at home? Yes No 16. Do you believe in the value of critical thinking in the learning process? Yes No 17. Can you be open-minded about sharing your work, life and educational experiences as part of the learning process? Yes No 18. Do you usually think ideas through before responding? Interpreting Your ScoreHow many of the above questions did you answer with a 'Yes'? Use the following scale to interpret how well you are prepared for successfully completing an online course: 18-15: ExcellentYou appear to have the discipline and communication skills needed to succeed online.14-12: FairOnline courses might work for you, if you make some adjustments.11 or less: Need ImprovementOnline courses are probably not a good option for you.