Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire

Before enrolling in an online course, you should first assess your readiness for stepping into the online learning environment. Your answers to the following questions will help you determine what you need to do to succeed at online learning.

Instructions: Choose the most accurate response to each statement. Then click the Am I Ready? button.

Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire

QUESTIONS Agree Neutral 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 quickly.
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 well on my own.
11. I collaborate well with people I might never see.
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. I tend to study around people that will 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 using 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 of a support person/group who can help me if I have computer problems.
25. My computer runs reliably on Windows 7/8 or on Mac OS 10.6 or higher.
26. If necessary, I have access to 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.
31. My online courses will be just as rigorous as face-to-face courses.
32. My online courses will take less time than face-to-face courses.
33. My online courses will require more than just memorizing the class content.
34. I can do my assignments anytime as long as I turn them in on time.
35. I will not receive as much personal attention from the instructor in an online course.
36. I must have an Internet connection at all times to do my work.

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

Your survey results will appear here.