Is Online Right For Me?

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This survey is designed to help you decide if you are a good candidate for online learning. Online courses are not ideally suited to every student's learning style. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions below. However, your answers should give you an idea of the skills a successful online student will need.

  1. My need to take this course is:
    A. high - I need it immediately to meet a continuing education deadline, my agency requires it, my company requires that I earn a designation, I would like to earn a designation, or other important reason.
    B. moderate - I could take it later in the year or substitute another course.
    C. low - it is a personal interest that could be postponed.
     
  2. Having face-to-face interaction with an instructor is:
    A. not particularly important to me.
    B. somewhat important to me.
    C. very important to me.
     
  3. When attending a course in my region where many agencies are represented:
    A. I'm reluctant to share specific business and office-related practices.
    B. I've never considered the pros or cons of sharing specific business and office-related practices.
    C. I have no concerns about sharing specific business and office-related practices.
     
  4. When an instructor hands out directions for an assignment I prefer:
    A. figuring out the instructions myself.
    B. trying to follow the directions on my own, then asking for help as needed.
    C. having the instructions explained to me.
     
  5. When I am working on the computer at the office, I have the opportunity for at least one hour of uninterrupted quiet time.
    A. often
    B. sometimes
    C. rarely
     
  6. Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time I have to work on an online course is:
    A. more than for a classroom course. (approximately 8 hours)
    B. about the same as for a classroom course. (approximately 8 hours)
    C. less than for a classroom course. (approximately 8 hours)
     
  7. When I am asked to use email, computers, or other new technologies presented to me:
    A. I look forward to learning new skills.
    B. I feel apprehensive, but try anyway.
    C. I put it off or try to avoid it
     
  8. When I am asked to use email, computers, or other new technologies presented to me:
    A. good - I usually understand the text without help.
    B. average - I sometimes need help to understand the text.
    C. below average - I often need help to understand the text.
     
  9. If I have to go to a local hotel or other location to take a course or complete work:
    A. I frequently have difficulty getting there at a prescribed date and time.
    B. I sometimes have difficulty getting there at a prescribed date and time.
    C. I seldom have difficulty getting there at a prescribed date and time.

If you scored 7 or more A's, you are a good candidate for CISR Online. If you scored mostly B's, you might consider some CISR Online courses and some CISR classroom courses. If you scored mostly C's, you will probably be most comfortable and successful in a classroom setting.

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