Are Distance-Learning Courses for Me?

How well would distance-learning courses fit your circumstances and lifestyle? Circle an answer for each question and score as directed below. Students who tend to be most successful are those individuals who are self-directed and self-motivated in their learning and study habits. Answer honestly no one will see this but you!

Question 1:My need to take this course now is:
High: I need it immediately for a specific goal.
Moderate: I could take it on campus later or substitute another course.
Low: It could be postponed.

Question 2:Feeling that I am part of a class is:
Not particularly necessary to me.
Somewhat important to me.
Very important to me.

Question 3:I would classify myself as someone who:
Often gets things done ahead of time.
Needs reminding to get things done on time.
Puts things off until the last minute or doesn't complete them.

Question 4:Classroom discussion is:
Rarely helpful to me.
Sometimes helpful to me.
Almost always helpful to me.

Question 5:When an instructor hands out directions for an assignment, I prefer:
Figuring out the instructions myself.
Trying to follow the directions on my own, then asking for help as needed.
Having the instructions explained to me.

Question 6:I need faculty comments on my assignments:
Within a few weeks, so I can review what I did.
Within a few days, or I forget what I did.
Right away, or I get very frustrated.

Question 7:Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time I have to work on a distance-learning course is:
More than enough for an on-campus course.
The same as for a class held on campus.
Less than for a class held on campus.

Question 8:Coming to campus on a regular schedule is:
Extremely difficult for me I have commitments (work, family or personal) during
A little difficult, but I can rearrange my priorities to allow for regular attendance
Easy for me.

Question 9:As a reader, I would classify myself as:
Good I usually understand the text without help.
Average I sometimes need help to understand the text.
Slower than average.

Question 10:When I need help understanding the subject:
I am comfortable approaching an instructor to ask for clarification.
I am uncomfortable approaching an instructor, but do it anyway.
I never approach an instructor to admit I don't understand something.

This Quiz has been designed by Min H. Cho.