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Self-Assessment for Online Learning Preparedness

"Will I Make a Good On-Line Student?"
Taking courses via distance presents specific opportunities as well as challenges.

Opportunities specific to this program include:

  • You can complete most of the work required for the master's program in your own home and at a time and pace that is most comfortable for you.
  • You will have classmates and a course director in a virtual community who will work with you in order to maximize your opportunities to direct your learning.
  • There is less cost for travel.
  • You will have opportunity to increase your computer, library, writing, and leadership skills online.

Challenges specific to this program include:

  • You are responsible for keeping on top of content and readings as assigned in the course modules.
  • You are responsible for completing and submitting assignments on time.
  • You are responsible for showing participation and leadership as described in guidelines.
  • You are responsible for the functioning of your computer and internet access.

"Given the opportunities and challenges, what will be most important consideration in order for you to be successful in this program?"

To take a quiz that can help you make decisions and plans, visit:

Updated on May 13th, 2013.