Instructions: Print out this page and fold it or cover it with another piece of paper so that you cannot see the column displaying the points. Circle your answer to each question, and then unfold the paper and total your results.

Part 1: Time Management

70 Begin with 70 points.
1. Which statement best describes your reason for taking an online course?
I need the class for my major or graduation requirement   no change
I am looking for an easy class to round out my schedule   minus 4
I don't have time to take a regular classroom-based class   minus 5
I am really interested in the subject matter of the course   plus 3
2. Including this online course, how many total credit hours will you be taking?
Less than 12 hours   plus 3
12-15 hours   plus 2
16-18 hours   minus 1
More than 18 hours   minus 3
3. If you are working, how many hours a week do you work?
0-10 hours/week at my job   plus 3
10-15 hours/week at my job   plus 1
15-25 hours/week at my job   minus 1
More than 25 hours/week at my job   minus 3
4. How much work do you think an online class will be compared to a regular class?
An online class will probably be about the SAME amount of work   no change
An online class will probably be LESS work   minus 5
An online class will probably be MORE work   plus 3
I am not sure just how much work an online class will be   minus 1
5. How many hours will you have available each week to do the work for this online course?
2-4 hours/week for this class   minus 5
5-7 hours/week for this class   no change
8-9 hours/week for this class   plus 3
I am not sure how much time I will have   minus 1
6. How much time do you spend looking at websites and using the Internet?
1-2 hours per day using the Internet   plus 2
3-4 hours per day using the Internet   plus 3
I use the Internet several times each week   no change
I don't use the Internet very much   minus 5
7. Do you use the Internet when you do research for class assignments and homework?
I always start off by checking the Internet   plus 3
I start off by doing library research and then check the Internet   plus 2
I prefer to use books because the Internet is often unreliable   minus 1
I don't know how to do research on the Internet   minus 3
8. How efficient are you at finding things on the Internet?
I am very efficient, using search engines, including advanced search options   plus 3
I am pretty efficient, since I use a good search engine   plus 1
I do okay, but sometimes I cannot find what I am looking for   minus 1
I have a lot of trouble finding what I am looking for on the Internet   minus 3
9. How good are you at meeting deadlines for a project?
I generally meet my deadlines   plus 3
I meet deadlines most of the time   plus 2
I sometimes have to ask for an extension on the deadline   minus 2
I have a lot of trouble getting work done by the deadline   minus 3
10. How do you schedule your study time?
I set aside a scheduled time every day to study   plus 3
I try to study every day, depending on what is due   plus 1
I don't study every day, but I pay attention to due dates   no change
I'm really busy, so I just study whenever I can   minus 3
TOTAL FOR TIME MANAGEMENT:  

90-100 : you are destined to learn online!
80-90 : you will probably really enjoy an online course!
70-80 : an online course should work for you!
less than 70 : warning signals! You may experience some frustration or problems when taking an online course. Are you sure you have the time to be taking an online course? Remember: online courses usually require as much time, and sometimes more time, than a regular classroom-based class.

Part 2: Technology

70 Begin with 70 points.
1. Do you share your computer at home?
No - because I don't have a computer at home   minus 5
No, I am the only person using my computer at home   plus 3
The computer is shared, but I can use it whenever I need to for school   minus 1
The computer is shared, and sometimes I have to wait to be able to use it   minus 2
2. How would you rate your typing speed?
I type pretty slowly   minus 1
I am okay at typing   no chanse
I type pretty fast   plus 2
I am an awesome typist   minus 3
3. Where do you plan to do the work for this class?
I will be using my computer at home to do most of the work for this class   plus 3
I will be using a computer in a computer lab to do most of my work for this class   minus 1
I will be using my work computer (on my own time) to do most of the work for this class   minus 2
I am not sure where I will do the work for this class   minus 3
4. What kind of Internet connection do you have at home?
I use highspeed cable modem or DSL   plus 3
I use telephone dialup to AOL or other internet service provider   minus 1
I use telephone dialup to the OU phone modem pool   minus 2
I don't have an Internet connection at home   minus 5
5. How reliable is your home computer?
I don't have a computer at home   minus 5
My home computer is not in very good shape   minus 4
My home computer works well and is reliable   plus 1
My home computer is pretty new and works great!   plus 3
6. How do you feel about trying out new thing things on the computer?
I get very frustrated trying new things on the computer   minus 5
I really don't like trying new things on the computer   minus 3
I like to try new things on the computer, but I get a little nervous   plus 1
I love trying new things on the computer all the time   plus 3
7. What kind of virus protection do you have on your computer at home?
I don't know if I have any virus protection   minus 3
I rely on my email service to protect me from viruses   minus 2
I have an antivirus program, but I'm not sure it's up to date   minus 1
I have an antivirus program that is updated automatically   plus 3
8. How often do you check your email?
I check email every couple of hours   plus 3
I check email two or three times per day   plus 3
I check email at least once a day   plus 2
I don't check my email on a regular basis   minus 5
9. How do you manage the documents on your computer?
I keep everything everything in carefully named folders and sub-folders   plus 3
I usually just save stuff on the Desktop or in MyDocuments   no change
I save my stuff mostly on diskettes, not on a hard drive   minus 2
I get confused figuring out where I've saved documents   minus 3
10. Do you have a printer for your computer at home?
Yes, I have a really excellent printer at home.   plus 3
Yes, I have a decent printer at home.   plus 2
No, I have a computer at home - but no printer.   minus 1
No, I don't have a computer at home.   minus 5
TOTAL FOR TECHNOLOGY:  

90-100 : you are destined to learn online!
80-90 : you will probably really enjoy an online course!
70-80 : an online course should work for you!
less than 70 : warning signals! Having reliable computer resources is essential in taking an online course. And even though you are not expected to have any specialized computer skills, you should feel comfortable about doing your class assignments using the computer.

Part 3: Class Preferences

70 Begin with 70 points.
1. What kind of class do you like best?
Big lecture class, with professor lecturing most of the time   minus 3
Medium-sized class, with professor lecturing and some discussion   plus 1
Medium-sized class, with professor lecturing most of the time   minus 1
Small class, with lots of class discussion   plus 3
2. Which of class activities do you like the MOST?
Most of all, I like listening to lectures   minus 3
Most of all, I like class discussion   plus 3
Most of all, I like doing the reading for class.   plus 3
Most of all, I like doing research and writing papers   plus 3
3. If you could avoid one class activity, what would you AVOID?
I would avoid sitting and listening to lectures.   plus 3
I would avoid doing the reading for class   minus 3
I would avoid doing research and writing papers   minus 3
I would get rid of class discussion   minus 3
4. Which statement best describes you?
Staying focused is really hard for me; I am easily distracted   minus 3
I have to force myself to stay focused or else I will get distracted   minus 2
I have good concentration and I don't get distracted too often   plus 2
I have awesome powers of concentration; nothing can distract me   plus 3
5. What is your preferred way to study?
I like to study with friends   no change
I like to study on my own, using my computer   plus 3
I like to study on my own, usually away from my computer   no change
I don't have a lot of time to study   minus 5
6. How much do you read for your classes?
I rely mostly on notes from class since I don't always have time to read   minus 3
I do some of the required reading and take good notes in class   minus 1
I try to do all the required reading for class   plus 2
I do all the required reading and some extra recommended reading too   plus 3
7. How good are you at reading and following written instructions?
I read instructions very carefully and usually do not have any problems   plus 3
I sometimes have to go back and read the instructions again   plus 1
I constantly refer to the instructions when I am doing something   no change
I have a lot of trouble following written directions   minus 5
8. How would you rate your writing skills?
I like to write and I think I am a pretty good writer   plus 3
I like writing and I would like to learn how to write better   plus 3
I don't like writing, but I do okay   minus 1
I am not a very good writer; I don't like writing   minus 3
9. What is your biggest concern about an online class?
I worry about having enough personal contact with the teacher   plus 1
I worry about having enough personal contact with the other students   plus 2
I worry about not knowing how to do things on the computer   minus 3
I have no concerns: I really want to take an online course!   plus 3
10. Have you taken an online course before?
Yes, I took an online course before and I really liked it   plus 3
Yes, I took an online course before and it was okay   plus 1
No, I have never taken an online course before   no change
No, but I have taken a correspondence course   plus 1
TOTAL FOR CLASS PREFERENCES:  

90-100 : you are destined to learn online!
80-90 : you will probably really enjoy an online course!
70-80 : an online course should work for you!
less than 70 : warning signals! You may be the kind of student who would prefer taking a classroom-based class rather than working in an online environment, which places a heavy emphasis on reading and writing. You should learn as much as you can about the online course you want to take, in order to make sure it is the right course for you.