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Is Online Learning Right For Me?

If you are considering enrolling in an online course, you will want to take a few minutes to find out if the online learning environment is likely to be a good fit. Mark your answer for each question, then review your score at the bottom. Reflect honestly on your answers as this will help in providing guidance for the best fit learning environment for you.

When answering the questions, use the following scale:

  1. something that describes me very much
  2. something that describes me a little bit
  3. something that does not describe me at all
3 2 1 Questions
Your Preferences
I do not need daily face‐to‐face interaction with teachers or other students in order to be successful.
I find discussing things with others helps me understand better.
I prefer to figure out instructions for assignments on my own and only ask for help if I need it.
I can usually successfully read and understand information without help.
I don’t need my teachers to constantly remind me of when assignments are due because I usually turn them in on time.
Your School Environment
I can spend at least 90 minutes a day on each class I am taking.
I have a specific area where I can study and work on my schoolwork that is free from distractions.
I have access to a computer and the internet outside of school.
I am comfortable using e‐mail, computers, word processors, or other new technologies for learning.
I have taken an online class before and I was successful.
Your Work Habits
I am able to keep a calendar of all my assignments and due dates.
I do not get easily discouraged when I run into difficulties.
I am a good time manager, can meet deadlines, and can keep track of assignments.
I always see a project through to the end.
I can complete difficult tasks on my own, even if others don’t provide support and encouragement.
I usually get everything done in a day that I set out to do.
I often get things done ahead of time without having to be reminded.
I ask my teachers for help when I need it.
I can work in a setting that does not have a lot of structure.
My reading ability is at or above grade level.
Your Attitudes About Learning
I usually expect to get good grades in my classes.
Not being able to pass a class would be a big setback for me.
I think of myself as a good student (take good notes, prepare and study for tests).
I intend to further my education after I graduate from high school.
I am comfortable taking responsibility for my learning.
I am excited about learning online.

Adopted from Jeffco Public Schools Virtual Academy

0 Total Points

If you scored 78‐65 points, you are likely to do well in an online learning environment. You are an independent learner, manage time well, ask for help when you need it, and are comfortable with technology.

If you scored 64‐40 points, you may need some extra help from your teachers, Advisor, and others around you to succeed. Be sure to ask for help when you need it to improve your study skills and help you adapt to the technology.

If you scored 39‐26 points, an online learning environment may not be a good fit. Talk with your parents and enrollment counselor about what may be the best option for your learning preferences.