Readiness Index for Learning Online
About Learning Online and Via Distance Technologies
Distance learning offers a convenient, flexible way to fulfill your coursework requirements. You can usually attend class at your convenience—early in the morning, late at night, or whenever you can fit it into your schedule. However, learning via distance technologies requires a personal commitment to your education. RILO gives you an opportunity to assess your readiness for learning in this venue then helps you plan for strategies to assure your success.
As you consider online and distance-accessible learning, know that distance learning:
- Requires self-discipline, yet gives you freedom to "attend" class at times that are more convenient to you
- Uses written discussion for interaction—face-to-face interaction with professors and classmates is limited or non-existent
- Allows you to review most course materials repeatedly
- Requires you to possess a certain comfort level with computers, software, and online service providers due to its technology-rich resources
Distance Learning Readiness Quiz
Read the following questions carefully and select the answer that you feel best describes you at this time. In order to receive feedback that is helpful to your decision-making process, be certain to consider each question thoughtfully and honestly.