SIU logo

Are you ready to take an online course?

Before enrolling in an online course, you should first assess your readiness for stepping into the online learning environment. Make your online experience a Saluki Success by taking this online student readiness questionnaire. Your answers to the following questions will help you determine what you need to do to succeed in an online course.

Instructions: Choose the most accurate response to each statement. Then click the Am I Ready? button. Next, scroll down to read specific information on how you can best prepare for your online experience.

 
QUESTIONS
Agree
Somewhat Agree
Disagree
1.
I am good at setting goals and deadlines for myself.
2.
I have a really good reason for taking an online course.
3.
I finish the projects I start.
4.
I do not quit just because things get difficult.
5.
I can keep myself on track and on time.
 
6.
I learn fairly easily.
7.
I can learn from things I hear, like lectures, audio recordings, or podcasts.
8.
I have to read something to learn it best.
9.
I have developed good ways to solve problems I run into.
10.
I learn best when I figure things out for myself.
11.
I like to learn in a group, but I can learn on my own as well.
12.
I am willing to send e-mail to or have discussions with people I might never see.
 
13.
I usually study in a place where I can read and work on assignments without distractions.
14.
I can ignore distractions around me when I study.
15.
I am willing to spend 10-20 hours each week on an online course.
16.
I keep a record of what my assignments are and when they are due.
17.
I plan my work in advance so that I can turn in my assignments on time.
18.
When I study, people around me will help me work and not try to distract me.
19.
I am willing to use e-mail and other online tools to ask my classmates and instructors questions.
 
20.
I am fairly good at using the computer.
21.
I am comfortable surfing the Internet.
22.
I am comfortable conducting searches, setting bookmarks, and downloading files.
23.
I am comfortable installing software and changing configuration settings on my computer.
24.
I know someone who can help me if I have computer problems.
 
25.
My computer runs reliably on Windows 8/10 or on Mac OS 10.10(Yosemite) or higher.
26.
I have a printer.
27.
I am connected to the Internet with a fairly fast, reliable connection such as DSL or cable modem.
28.
I have virus protection software running on my computer.
29.
I have headphones or speakers and a microphone to use if a class has a videoconference.
30.
My browser will play several common multimedia (video and audio) formats.
If you use adaptive technology to support a disability, please answer these optional questions.
31.
I can operate a computer and access the internet without assistance.
32.
If I need it, I know how to use screen readers, voice input software, or captions.
33.
When I have difficulty with my computer, I can use help screens, user manuals, or technical support to resolve the problem.
34.
I can work with forms and chat windows on web pages using my adaptive technology.
35.
When using my adaptive technology, I rarely become frustrated, even when viewing complicated or inaccessible webpages.

After responding  to all of the statements, click the Am I Ready? button. Your results will display.


The results of your survey will appear here.