Distance Education Readiness Assessment

Are you ready to learn at a distance?

Please take the survey below to find out if this type of course is right for you. Choose one answer for each question.Be sure you answer every question. Remember, no one will see this but you!

1. I need to take this course now:

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:


Remember, you can re-evaluate your readiness at any point in time when you feel your selections may change. Suggestions:

  • If your score is a total of 10 points, distance learning may not be the best learning environment for you at this time.
  • If you score between 11 to 20 points, the closer you are to 20 points, the more distance learning may be an option for your courses. Please reconsider your schedule and study habits, though, and talk with an academic advisor before registering for a distance course.
  • If your total score is between 21 and 30 points, distance learning is a viable option for your courses. The closer you are to 30 points total, the more ready you are for a distance course.

(Adapted from PBS-Adult Learning Service)