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Online Readiness Assessment

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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 pretty easily.

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 a good way to solve problems I run into.

10. I learn best by figuring things out for myself.

11. I like to learn in a group, but I can learn on my own too.

12. I am willing to email or have discussions with people I might never see.

13. I usually work 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 this 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 I can turn my assignments in on time.

18. People around me will help me study and not try to distract me.

19. I am willing to use email and other online tools to ask my classmates and instructors questions.

20. I am pretty good at using a computer.

21. I am comfortable surfing the Internet.

22. I am comfortable with things like doing searches, setting bookmarks, and downloading files.

23. I am comfortable with things like installing software and changing configuration settings on my computer.

24. I know someone who can help me if I have computer problems.

25. My computer runs reliably on Windows or on Mac OS X.

26. I have access to a printer.

27. I am connected to the Internet with fairly fast, reliable connections such as DSL or cable modem.

28. I have access to a computer with virus protection software on it.

29. I have headphones or speakers and a microphone to use if a class has a video-conference.

30. My browser will play several common multimedia (video and audio) formats.