Is a distance learning course a good choice for you?
Would a distance learning course fit your lifestyle, study habits, work
and home situation?
Find out! Take this questionnaire.
Distance Learning Course Questionnaire:
DIRECTIONS: Click on ONE answer for each question and then click the score button to get your evaluation.
EXPLANATION Of DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE QUESTIONNAIRE
- Because of flexibility and freedom from some "time and place"
requirements, motivation and self-discipline are extra-important for
distance learning course students. Usually when the need for the course is
high, so is the motivation.
- Interaction between student and instructor (and among students) can be an
important part of ANY course. In a distance learning course, interaction is
seldom face-to-face, so opportunities for feeling like "part of the group"
- Distance learning work requires self-discipline and working
independently. Some people are comfortable with this, but others are
- Because of mail or courier service it can take some time to get assignments
to, and back from, your instructor. The use of e-mail can speed this up.
- 91% of our students tell us that distance learning courses are as difficult
and time-consuming as conventional courses. Sometimes they are more so.
- Distance learning courses use sophisticated communication technology. It
helps if you're comfortable learning it.
- Print or online materials (texts, study guides, etc.) are the primary means
of information and direction in a distance learning course.
- Even distance learning courses require some travel to the main campus.
Some (science and accounting, for instance) require frequent labs.
- Students who have succeeded in conventional courses also tend to
succeed in distance learning courses.
Greg Williams, Ed.D
Director of Extended Learning
College of Graduate
& Extended Education
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252
Last updated 98/05/14