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!
(This questionnaire is adapted from "Are Telecourses for Me?" from PBS-Adult Learning Service, The Agenda, Spring 1994.)
1. My need to take this course now is:
2. Feeling that I am part of a class is:
3. I would classify myself as someone who:
4. Classroom discussion is:
5. When an instructor hands out directions for an
assignment, I prefer:
6. I need faculty comments on my assignments:
7. Considering my professional and personal
schedule, the amount of time I have to work on a distance-learning course is:
8. Coming to campus on a regular schedule is:
9. As a reader, I would classify myself as:
10. When I need help understanding the subject:
Add 3 points for each "a" that you circled, 2 for each "b," and 1 for each "c." If you scored 20 or more, a distance-learning course is a real possibility for you. If you scored between 11 and 20, distance-learning courses may work for you, but you may need to make a few adjustments in your schedule and study habits to succeed. If you scored 10 or less, distance learning currently may not be the best alternative for you; talk to your counselor.