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Is On-line Learning for you?

Thinking about enrolling in an On-line course at Clovis Community College?

Answer the following questions by selecting one answer to each question. This quiz can help you decide whether a distance delivered course is right for you. It is for your own use, so try to be as honest and as accurate as possible.

When you have answered all 10 questions, click the "submit" button that appears at the bottom of the page.

Note: This page sends an auto response. You will not be contacted after answering these questions. 

1. Having face-to-face interaction with my instructors and fellow students is:

(a) not particularly important to me.
(b) somewhat important to me.
(c) very important to me.

2. I would classify myself as someone who:

(a) is good at prioritizing tasks and often gets things done ahead of time
           without being reminded by my instructor.
(b) is sometimes prioritizing needs to be reminded of assignments
           once in a while, and often does assignments at the last minute.
(c) is poor at prioritizing and sometimes forgets to complete assignments
           if I'm not reminded about them frequently.

3. Classroom discussion is:

(a) rarely helpful to me.
(b) sometimes helpful to me.
(c) almost always helpful to me.

4. When an instructor hands out instructions for an assignment, I prefer:

(a) figuring out the instructions myself.
(b) trying to follow the directions on my own, then asking for help as 
(c) having the instructions explained to me.

5. When it comes to assessing my own progress, I :

(a) feel as if I can keep tabs on my progress, even without immediate or 
           frequent feedback from my instructor.
(b) prefer to receive regular feedback from my instructor, but don't mind 
           if I can't get that feedback immediately after turning in a test or 
(c) need feedback from my instructor immediately and often.

6. My need to take a distance delivered course is:

(a) High-- I need it immediately for a degree, job advancement or other 
           important reason.
(b) Moderate-- I could take it on campus or substitute another course.
(c) Low-- It's a personal interest that could be postponed.

7. Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time I 
    have to work on an online course is:

(a) 7-9 hours per week
(b) 4-6 hours per week
(c) 1-3 hours per week

8. When I am asked to use software or technologies that I haven't used 
    before (such as e-mail, texting, or downloading something from the Internet):

(a) I look forward to learning new skills.
(b) I feel apprehensive, but try anyway.
(c) I put it off or try to avoid it.

9. If I had to describe my predominant learning style/preference, I would say 
    it is:

(a) Auditory -- I learn best when I can listen to an explanation of a 
(b) Visual -- I learn best when I can read the course materials or view 
           graphics and other visuals.
(c) Tactile -- I learn best by "doing" (for instance conducting an 
           experiment in a lab).

10. My personal and professional schedule is:

(a) Predictable. I can generally plan, well in advance, blocks of time to 
           devote to my coursework.
(b) Generally predictable, but sometimes last minute meetings or events 
           come up that I cannot reschedule.
(c) Kind of crazy. I rarely know when I'm going to have free time that I 
           can set aside for my coursework.


Last updated: Fall 2008
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