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Online Learning Readiness Tutorial: What You Might Already Know

Assess Your Understanding

There are many misconceptions about learning online or how effective it is. This poll will help you determine what your opinions are. If you are unsure about any of these statements or about online learning in general, please be sure to complete the rest of the tutorial. It will reveal the answers to these and other questions you may have.

Take the Poll

Online classes are easier than in-person classes.
Agree: 123 votes (15.99%)
Disagree: 475 votes (61.77%)
Not sure: 171 votes (22.24%)
Total Votes: 769

Learning online is lonely because there is no way to interact with my classmates or the instructor.
Agree: 331 votes (44.31%)
Disagree: 355 votes (47.52%)
Not sure: 61 votes (8.17%)
Total Votes: 747

I can work at my own pace in an online class and take as little or as much time as I need to complete the assignments.
Agree: 1320 votes (75.21%)
Disagree: 367 votes (20.91%)
Don't know: 68 votes (3.87%)
Total Votes: 1755

Communicating in an online class is challenging and I will be required to complete my assignments without any help.
Agree: 1058 votes (61.09%)
Disagree: 567 votes (32.74%)
Don't know: 107 votes (6.18%)
Total Votes: 1732

Learning online requires self-direction and good time management skills.
Agree: 1688 votes (97.74%)
Disagree: 22 votes (1.27%)
Don't Know: 17 votes (0.98%)
Total Votes: 1727

Shy students are more likely to contribute to discussions in an online class than an in-person class
Agree: 412 votes (56.28%)
Disagree: 202 votes (27.6%)
Not Sure: 118 votes (16.12%)
Total Votes: 732

The best thing about online learning is having access to online information that is free to use and does not require a citation or reference.
Agree: 223 votes (12.57%)
Disagree: 1359 votes (76.61%)
Not sure: 192 votes (10.82%)
Total Votes: 1774

Using information I find on the web during an online exam is a legitimate way to demonstrate my understanding of the course content.
Agree: 53 votes (7.29%)
Disagree: 606 votes (83.36%)
Not Sure: 68 votes (9.35%)
Total Votes: 727

Working collaboratively with my peers to complete online coursework is only permissible with consent from the instructor.
Agree: 517 votes (66.97%)
Disagree: 120 votes (15.54%)
Not Sure: 135 votes (17.49%)
Total Votes: 772