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Do You Have What It Takes To Be a Successful Distance Learning Student?
  1. Check below the statement that best describes you and your study habits.
  2. Click on the "Calculate" button at the bottom of the form to find your column totals.
  3. Directions for interpreting your scores are given below.
  4. Remember to answer all questions!
I sometimes have 7-9 hours a week to spend, but many times I do not. I have not met the recommended hardware and software requirements for this course.
I can work independently in some situations, but I prefer having someone to check with regularly. I'm an "OK" reader, but I prefer to have an instructor present the materials.
I enjoy working independently and seldom need reassurance that I am doing this correctly. I regularly have 7-9 hours per week to spend on this course.
I have specific days/times available to work on my Internet course. I realize that the class work of a distance learning course is equal to or greater than that of a regular on campus course.
I can budget my time well and prioritize activities efficiently. I work better when someone tells me what to do and gives me due dates
I plan to schedule my distance learning course work around my other activities. I want to take this distance learning course because there is probably less work to do than in a regular course.
I am willing to take responsibility for getting whatever help I may need with this course by contacting an instructor. I am a good reader and I enjoy learning by reading.
I have met the recommended hardware and software requirements for this course. I realize that course requirements and due dates are there for good reasons, and I feel I can structure my time effectively to meet them.
I would not feel comfortable contacting an instructor for help. I know course requirements and due dates are there for good reasons, but I feel that exceptions should be made if I get behind on my work.
I prefer getting an immediate answer to a question rather than waiting. I realize that my instructor may not be available when I want and that I may have to leave an E-Mail message.
Success Indicated for Distance Learning. Typical Unsuccessful Distance Learning Candidate.

Scoring
  • A greater number of check marks in the left-hand column indicates student success.

  • A greater number of check marks in the right-hand column indicates that distance learning courses may not be the most effective way for you to learn.