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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.

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Online classes are easier than in-person classes.
Agree: 142 votes (17.19%)
Disagree: 501 votes (60.65%)
Not sure: 183 votes (22.15%)
Total Votes: 826

Learning online is lonely because there is no way to interact with my classmates or the instructor.
Agree: 351 votes (43.71%)
Disagree: 384 votes (47.82%)
Not sure: 68 votes (8.47%)
Total Votes: 803

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: 1358 votes (75.19%)
Disagree: 378 votes (20.93%)
Don't know: 70 votes (3.88%)
Total Votes: 1806

Communicating in an online class is challenging and I will be required to complete my assignments without any help.
Agree: 1075 votes (60.29%)
Disagree: 599 votes (33.6%)
Don't know: 109 votes (6.11%)
Total Votes: 1783

Learning online requires self-direction and good time management skills.
Agree: 1737 votes (97.75%)
Disagree: 22 votes (1.24%)
Don't Know: 18 votes (1.01%)
Total Votes: 1777

Shy students are more likely to contribute to discussions in an online class than an in-person class
Agree: 451 votes (57.75%)
Disagree: 208 votes (26.63%)
Not Sure: 122 votes (15.62%)
Total Votes: 781

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: 232 votes (12.71%)
Disagree: 1393 votes (76.33%)
Not sure: 200 votes (10.96%)
Total Votes: 1825

Using information I find on the web during an online exam is a legitimate way to demonstrate my understanding of the course content.
Agree: 59 votes (7.57%)
Disagree: 649 votes (83.31%)
Not Sure: 71 votes (9.11%)
Total Votes: 779

Working collaboratively with my peers to complete online coursework is only permissible with consent from the instructor.
Agree: 561 votes (67.92%)
Disagree: 126 votes (15.25%)
Not Sure: 139 votes (16.83%)
Total Votes: 826