HCC Online Learning Readiness Student Self-Assessment

Before enrolling in an online course, you should first assess your readiness for stepping into the online learning environment. Your answers to the following questions will help you determine what you need to do to succeed at online learning.

Instructions: Choose the most accurate response to each statement. Then click the Am I Ready? button.

Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire

QUESTIONS Agree Somewhat Agree Disagree
1. I am good at setting goals and deadlines for myself.
2. I have a really good reason for taking an online course.
3. I finish the projects I start.
4. I do not quit just because things get difficult.
5. I can keep myself on track and on time.
QUESTIONS Agree Somewhat Agree Disagree
6. I learn fairly easily.
7. I can learn from things I hear, like lectures, audio recordings, or podcasts.
8. I have to read something to learn it best.
9. I have developed good ways to solve problems I run into.
10. I learn best when I figure things out for myself.
11. I like to learn equally well in a group or on my own.
12. I am willing to send e-mail to or have discussions with people I might never see.
QUESTIONS Agree Somewhat Agree Disagree
13. I usually study in a place where I can read and work on assignments without distractions.
14. I can ignore distractions around me when I study.
15. I am willing to spend 10-20 hours each week on an online course.
16. I keep a record of what my assignments are and when they are due.
17. I plan my work in advance so that I can turn in my assignments on time.
18. When I study, people around me will help me work and not try to distract me.
19. I am willing to use e-mail and other online tools to ask my classmates and instructors questions.
QUESTIONS Agree Somewhat Agree Disagree
20. I am fairly good at using the computer.
21. I am comfortable surfing the Internet.
22. I am comfortable conducting searches, setting bookmarks, and downloading files.
23. I am comfortable installing software and changing configuration settings on my computer.
24. I know someone who can help me if I have computer problems.
QUESTIONS Agree Somewhat Agree Disagree
25. My computer runs reliably on Windows 10 or on Mac OS 10.13 or higher.
26. I have a printer.
27. I am connected to the Internet with a high speed, reliable connection such as a cable modem.
28. I have virus protection software running on my computer.
29. I have headphones or speakers and a microphone to use if a class has a videoconference.
30. My browser (preferably Chrome) is the latest version and will play several common multimedia (video and audio) formats.

After responding to all of the statements, click the Am I Ready? button. Your results will display below.

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