Test of Online Learning Success (ToOLS)

 You can be successful in an online course IF you have basic technical and academic skills, you are able to study independently and you are willing to devote the same amount of time and effort that you would to any college level classroom based course.

To get a better idea of your "chances for success" as an online student, rate how well each item below describes you. Please take 10 minutes and answer each question honestly, then click GET YOUR SCORE at the bottom to see your results.

Computer Skills



1. I am capable of learning new technologies.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

2. I am capable of sending and receiving e-mail.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

3. I am capable of attaching files to an e-mail message.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

4. I am a competent Internet browser.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

5. I am capable of using standard word processing software.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

6. I am capable of managing files on a computer.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

7. I can download new software when necessary.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

8. I can install new software when necessary.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

9. I can copy and paste text using a computer.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

10. I am capable of using discussion boards online.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

11. I am capable of using chat rooms online.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree



Dependent Learning

 

12. I am capable of prioritizing my responsibilities.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

13. I am a good time manager.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

14. I am a procrastinator.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

15. I am capable of making time for my coursework.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

16. I am able to balance many tasks at one time.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

17. I am goal-oriented.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

18. I am self-disciplined when it comes to my studies.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

19. I am self-motivated.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

20. I take responsibility for my learning.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

21. I am capable of critical thinking.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree



Independent Learning


22. I often leave tasks unfinished.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

23. I require help to understand written instructions.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

24. I wait until the last minute to work on assignments
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

25. I have trouble comprehending what I read.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

26. I need faculty to remind me of assignment due dates.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

27. I need incentives/rewards to motivate me to complete a task.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree




Need for Online Learning


28. Because of my personal schedule, I need online courses.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

29. It is difficult for me to go to campus to complete course requirements.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

30. I need online courses because of my geographical distance from universities.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

31. I need online courses because of my work schedule.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

32. I need the freedom of completing coursework at the time and place of my choosing.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree




Academic Skills


33. I can learn by working independently.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

34. I am self-directed in my learning.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

35. I am capable of solving problems alone.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

36. I need face to face interaction to learn.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

37. I need faculty feedback on my completed assignments.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

38. I am a good reader.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

39. I need classroom discussion to learn.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

40. I am capable of asking for help when I have a problem.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

41. I am comfortable learning new skills.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

42. I read carefully.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

43. I am a good writer.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

44. I am capable of following written instructions.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

45. I am capable of conveying my ideas in writing.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree