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Am I ready for e-Learning?

Are you ready for e-learning? Find out at the expanded The Teacher Center through a quick, convenient, and painless online assessment. You'll learn more about e-learning and your readiness to begin a course or program delivered at a distance, from the technology you need to the skills and characteristics of successful e-learners.

Are you ready for e-learning? Is your learning style compatible with what is needed to be a successful e-learner? We have a short assessment activity to help you decide and a set of tools, tips and information to help prepare you for a successful e-learning experience. Take the personalized assessment or follow any of the links below to learn more about becoming a successful e-learner.

Is E-learning for You? Some Helpful Tips

There is a growing body of research pointing to the personal characteristics that help to ensure you will have a successful and enjoyable e-learning experience. These findings are summarized below. The assessment tool that follows will address many of these points and provide you with more a detailed assessment.

  • Work Independently - e-learning requires that you study independently although you won't work in isolation.

  • Self-Motivated - as with any learning experience, students who have a drive to learn and achieve will be successful.

  • Reading and Writing Skills - these may be even more important than in the traditional classroom; these skills are necessary for you to communicate and engage in online discourse.

  • Time Management - you must as an e-learner effectively manage your time for classroom activities and interaction, reading and responding to "posts" (communications from other students), writing, etc.

  • Time Commitment - prior to beginning an e-learning course, be sure you have committed the necessary time; while convenient, e-learning does require a real commitment.

  • Preparation - like any other course or learning activity, you need to be prepared, have met all course prerequisites, know the objectives of the course and have a plan.

  • Comfortable with Technology - while you don't need to be a computer wiz, you do need to have a level of comfort working with a computer, a central tool in online learning.

  • Appropriate Technology - while technology needs vary and are determined by the providing colleges and universities, a basic technology "system" is a must.

E-learning Assessment

We have assembled a set of assessment tools utilizing the University System of Georgia's Student Online Readiness Tool (SORT) to help you determine your readiness for e-learning. Take a few minutes and complete our e-learning assessments. The results will provide you with some valuable feedback you can use in considering whether e-learning is for you. It can also help you determine if you have the necessary technology and learner characteristics needed to be successful. The assessments include:

  • Access to Tools
  • Technology Experience
  • Learning Preferences
  • Study Habits
  • Goals and Purposes
  • Lifestyle Factors
  • Personal Characteristics

After taking the assessments, visit any of the modules in the The Teacher Center to learn more about campus-based and e-learning courses, programs, and services for adults.

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