Sample “Are Online Courses for You?” Questionnaire

Yes No Are you a self-starter?
Yes No Do you work well without supervision?
Yes No Can you budget your time to meet assignment deadlines without supervision?
Yes No For the course(s) that you are considering to take online, will you be able to understand the instructions without them being explained to you?
Yes No Do you have access to a personal computer?
Yes No Do you know how to use an e-mail account?
Yes No Do you learn new online tools or technologies with ease?
Yes No Do you know how to browse the World Wide Web?
Yes No If taking a computer software course, do you have the required software installed on your computer? (For example, to take a Microsoft Word 2010 course, you need to have that version of software or must be able to use one of the four MATC campus computer labs.)

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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