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Should I Take a Distance Learning Class?

Distance Learning courses are offered online. It is our belief that these classes are not for everyone. We want you to succeed. Therefore please take the following quiz to help you to determine whether distance learning is for you.

Instructions: For each question in the quiz below select the answer that best describes you and click the radio button for your response.

I want to register for a distance learning class:
To me having the instructor in the classroom while learning the subject is;
To me being with other students who are taking the class is:
When I am assigned tasks, I:
Classroom discussions are:
When an instructor hands out directions for an assignment:
When I turn in an assignment, I expect the teacher to grade and to comment on my assignments:
When I turn in an assignment, I:
When adding up the time I need for my job, for my family and other personal obligations, the amount of time to work on a distance learning course is:
When I am asked to use TVs, computers, e-mail or other technologies that may be new to me:
As a reader, I would classify myself as
If I have to go to the campus or other testing/learning sites to take exams or complete lab work:
The TVs and computer equipment required for the class:
When it comes to the organization of the class material:

For our recommendation about you taking a distance learning class:

To start over and clear the form

We offer those of you who are potential online students, two tests to assist you in determining whether you are a person who will be successful taking an online class. This test dealt with who you are as a person. The other one: Do I have the technical skills and knowledge to learn online? deals with the technical skills and knowledge needed for the online student. If you are a potential online student and have not taken the other quiz, we recommend that you link there next. We recommend that after you have taken each test you print the results and take them to your Palm Beach State academic advisor.  Visit our academic advising web site for more information.

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