Is Distance Education right for me?
At Shaw University, students elect to take courses through face-to-face, online, hybrid (50%+ online, <49% face-to-face), and video-teleconferencing (VTC) delivery. This self-inventory allows you to determine if online, hybrid, or VTC courses are right for you.
Your Name (Optional)
Your answer
Your Email Address (Optional)
Your answer
Determine your readiness to succeed in Distance Education course by answering yes or no to the following statements.
1. I am comfortable working with computers. *
1 point
2. I have regular access at home to a computer that is connected to the Internet. *
1 point
3. I have regular access outside my home to a computer that is connected to the Internet. *
1 point
4. I have the necessary computer hardware/software to successfully participate in an online course. *
1 point
5. I know how to use a Web browser, like Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. *
1 point
6. I am able to load, download, upgrade, and install software on my computer. *
1 point
7. I know how to open and send email messages with attachments. *
1 point
8. I am familiar with a word processing program, like Microsoft Word. *
1 point
9. I can save a file on my computer. *
1 point
10. I can find and open a file on my computer. *
1 point
11. I know how to create and how to use file folders on my computer. *
1 point
12. I can copy and paste text from one document to another. *
1 point
13. I am a self-motivated and disciplined learner. *
1 point
14. I have college-level reading skills. *
1 point
15. I enjoy expressing my ideas in writing. *
1 point
16. I normally understand written instructions. *
1 point
17. I can communicate effectively without face-to-face interaction with my classmates or my instructor. *
1 point
18. I enjoy interacting with others online. *
1 point
19. I am willing to contact my instructor when I need help with an online course. *
1 point
20. I recognize that the requirements for an Internet course are the same or possibly greater than the requirements for a traditional course. *
1 point
21. I am willing to spend hours working with my computer. *
1 point
22. I understand that I may have to wait patiently for a response from my instructor to my e-mail messages. (The response time is generally 24 hours on weekdays.) *
1 point
23. I can reserve several hours per week to work on a 16-week online course. For an 8-week online course, I can reserve even more hours per week. *
1 point
24. I like exploring and learning new technologies. *
1 point
25. I am confident in my ability to successfully complete an online course. *
1 point
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