Test of readiness for online learning
Dear students. The following items measure your ability to perform different tasks. There are no right or wrong answers so your first reaction is usually best. Please do not omit any items. If an item does not relate to you, rate it as 0 (not applicable). Your efforts will help us to identify tasks that are most important for student success.
COMPUTER SKILLS
Not applicable
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Agree
Strongly agree
I am capable of sending and receiving e-mail.
I am capable of attaching files to my e-mail messages.
I am a competent Internet browser.
I am capable of using standard word processing software.
I am capable of managing files in my computer.
I can download new software when necessary.
I can install new software when necessary.
I can copy and paste information (text, picture, data) where needed.
I am capable of using online discussion boards, forums, etc.
I am capable of using online chat rooms, instant messangers, etc.
INDEPENDENT LEARNING
Not applicable
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Agree
Strongly agree
I am capable of prioritizing my tasks and responsibilities.
I am a good time manager.
I am a procrastinator (surf on Internet, phone, etc. I don't know where the time goes).
I am capable of making time for my coursework.
I am able to balance many tasks at one time.
I am goal-oriented.
I am self-disciplined when it comes to my studies.
I am self-motivated.
I take responsibility for my learning.
I am capable of critical thinking.
DEPENDENT LEARNING
Not applicable
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Agree
Strongly agree
I often leave tasks unfinished.
I wait until the last minute to work on assignments.
I require help to understand written instructions.
I have trouble comprehending what I read.
I need faculty to remind me of assignment due dates
I need incentives/rewards to motivate me to complete a task.
NEED FOR STUDYING ONLINE (DISTANCE)
Not applicable
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Agree
Strongly agree
Because of my personal schedule, I need online courses.
It is difficult for me to go to campus to complete courserequirements
I need online courses because of my geographical distance from universities.
I need online courses because of my work schedule.
I need the freedom of completing coursework at the time and place of my choosing.
ACADEMIC SKILLS
Not applicable
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Agree
Strongly agree
I can learn by working independently.
I am self-directed in my learning.
I am capable of solving problems alone.
I need face to face interaction to learn.
I need faculty feedback on my completed assignments.
I am a good reader.
I need classroom discussion to learn
I am capable of asking for help when I have a problem.
I am comfortable learning new skills.
I read carefully.
I am a good writer.
I am capable of following written instructions
I am capable of conveying my ideas in writing.
EXPERIENCE WITH ONLINE STUDIES
I have never tried it
I have started some courses, but never finished
I have successfully taken 1-2 courses online
I have taken and successfully finished >3 courses
What is your experience with studying online?
If you have any experience with studying online, what services/platforms/courses were there (open question, several answers possible)
Your answer
If you enrolled an online course but didn't finish it, what were the main reasons (open question)
Your answer
If you took an online course, please, mark the course platform it was
Your answer
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT COLLABORATION
Not aplicable
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Agree
Strongly agree
Some competition with course mates motivates me to do the home assignments
Discussions and communication with classmates is very important for me to successfully study online (or to be willing to study online)
Face-to-face meetings (real presence) are important for me to successfully finish any study course
Your gender
Your age group
Your place of residence
FUTURE
If you have any ideas about how an online course should be organized, please, share (open question)
Your answer
If you have any ideas about what could motivate adults to finish the courses they started (if they want it but cannot motivate themselves to independently study online), please, share
Your answer
If you would like to participate in the further research and activities, please, leave your e-mail address (the survey won't be anonymous anymore, please, be aware of that).
Your answer
Thank you very much for your co-operation.
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