Take the following quiz and find out if telecourses are for you. Choose one answer for each question on the self-assessment guide, then score the evaluation as directed below.
My need to take this course now is
a. high--I need it immediately for a degree, job, or other important reason.
b. moderate--I could take it on campus later, or substitute another course.
c. low--it's a personal interest that could be postponed.
Feeling that I am a part of a class is
a. not particularly necessary to me.
b. somewhat important to me.
c. very important to me.
I would classify myself as someone who
a. often gets things done ahead of time.
b. needs reminding to get things done on time.
c. puts things off until the last minute.
Classroom discussions are
a. rarely helpful to me.
b. sometimes helpful to me.
c. almost always helpful to me.
When an instructor hands out directions for an assignment, I prefer
a. figuring out the instructions on my own.
b. trying to follow the directions on my own, then asking for help as needed.
c. having the instructions explained orally first.
I need faculty comments on my assignments
a. within a few weeks, so I can review what I did.
b. within a few days, or I forget what I did.
c. right away, or I get very frustrated.
Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time I have to work on a telecourse is
a. more than enough for a campus class or telecourse.
b. the same as for taking a class on campus.
c. less than for taking a class on campus.
When I am asked to use VCRs, computers, voice mail, or other technologies that may be new 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.
As a reader, I would classify myself as
a. good--I usually understand the text without help.
b. average--I sometimes need help to understand the text.
c. slower than average.
. If I have to go to the campus to take exams or complete lab work
a. I can go to the campus anytime.
b. I may miss some lab assignments or exam deadlines if campus labs are not open evenings or weekends.
c. I will have difficulty getting to the campus, even in the evenings or on weekends.
Scoring: Add three (3) points for each "a" that you circled, two (2) points for each "b," and (1) point for each "c.". If you scored over twenty (20), telecourses are a real possibility for you. If you scored between eleven (11) and twenty (20), telecourses may work for you, but you may need to make a few adjustments in your schedule to succeed. If you scored ten (10) or less, telecourses may not be a suitable option for you.