Distance Learning Assessment

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  1. My need to take a course now is:

    • High – I need it immediately for a job, a promotion, or to complete a degree.
    • Moderate – I could take it on campus later or substitute another course.
    • Low – It’s a personal interest that could be postponed.
  2. I think an online program is:

    • More challenging than taking the same program in a classroom setting.
    • About the same as taking a regular classroom-based program.
    • Easier than a classroom-based program.
  3. I think an online course means that I need to:

    • Be actively engaged in online interaction via a Discussion Board and other communication tools.
    • Post messages on the Discussion Board and email to the instructor.
    • Just study by myself and submit assignments on time.
  4. Feeling that I am part of a class is:

    • Not particularly necessary for me.
    • Somewhat important to me.
    • Very important to me.
  5. Having face-to-face interaction is:

    • Not particularly important to me.
    • Somewhat important to me.
    • Very important to me.
  6. As a reader, I would classify myself as:

    • Very Good. I usually understand the text without help.
    • Good. I sometimes need help to understand the text.
    • Average. I usually ask for help to understand the text.
  7. As a writer, I would classify myself as:

    • Very good. I enjoy writing and communicate very well in writing.
    • Good. I sometimes feel it is hard for me to express myself well in writing.
    • Average. I do not like writing and often feel it is hard for me to communicate in writing.
  8. When I am asked to use computers, e-mail, voice mail, or other technologies new to me:

    • I look forward to learning new skills.
    • I feel apprehensive, but try it anyway.
    • I put it off or try to avoid it.
  9. My experience with communication at a distance:

    • Includes most forms of asynchronous and synchronous communication tools.
    • Includes using email and newsgroups..
    • Is mainly via telephone.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 directions explained to me.
  12. When engaged in a project, I enjoy seeking information by:

    • Researching questions on my own.
    • Having someone help me find the information.
    • Asking someone for the answer.
  13. Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time available for me to work on an online course is:

    • More than for a class on campus.
    • The same as for a class on campus.
    • Less than for a class on campus.
  14. When absorbed in a project:

    • I stay late and finish, if possible.
    • I sometimes stay late.
    • I leave at quitting time.
  15. The people in my life:

    • Fully understand that they will have to make some adjustments to our time together.
    • Don’t know about my plans to take online courses.
    • Find it difficult to accept that I have to work on online courses.

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