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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: 125 votes (16.19%)
Disagree: 476 votes (61.66%)
Not sure: 171 votes (22.15%)
Total Votes: 772

Learning online is lonely because there is no way to interact with my classmates or the instructor.
Agree: 331 votes (44.19%)
Disagree: 356 votes (47.53%)
Not sure: 62 votes (8.28%)
Total Votes: 749

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: 1321 votes (75.18%)
Disagree: 368 votes (20.94%)
Don't know: 68 votes (3.87%)
Total Votes: 1757

Communicating in an online class is challenging and I will be required to complete my assignments without any help.
Agree: 1058 votes (61.01%)
Disagree: 569 votes (32.81%)
Don't know: 107 votes (6.17%)
Total Votes: 1734

Learning online requires self-direction and good time management skills.
Agree: 1690 votes (97.74%)
Disagree: 22 votes (1.27%)
Don't Know: 17 votes (0.98%)
Total Votes: 1729

Shy students are more likely to contribute to discussions in an online class than an in-person class
Agree: 412 votes (56.21%)
Disagree: 202 votes (27.56%)
Not Sure: 119 votes (16.23%)
Total Votes: 733

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: 224 votes (12.61%)
Disagree: 1360 votes (76.58%)
Not sure: 192 votes (10.81%)
Total Votes: 1776

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 (7.27%)
Disagree: 608 votes (83.4%)
Not Sure: 68 votes (9.33%)
Total Votes: 729

Working collaboratively with my peers to complete online coursework is only permissible with consent from the instructor.
Agree: 517 votes (66.8%)
Disagree: 121 votes (15.63%)
Not Sure: 136 votes (17.57%)
Total Votes: 774