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Is Distance Learning right for me?

Find out if distance learning is a good fit for you by answering yes or no to the following questions.

  1. I have (or am willing to obtain) access to a computer and an Internet connection at home. (A computer and Internet access is required for online and hybrid courses.)

  2. I feel that high quality learning can take place without having face-to-face interaction.

  3. I can dedicate 6 to 9 hours a week (anytime during the day or night) per course to participate in the learning process.

  4. Prioritizing tasks -- and then accomplishing them before their deadlines -- is one of my strong points. I am not a procrastinator.

  5. I am comfortable communicating my ideas in writing.

  6. I am able to learn and understand material (textbooks, articles, websites) by reading or viewing it on my own.

  7. I feel l could learn as much through written communication with my classmates as I do through oral discussions in a classroom.

  8. I am comfortable working independently and do not feel the need for constant attention and direction from the instructor.

  9. I am comfortable with sending email, browsing websites, and using new technologies.

  10. My lifestyle (family, work, or personal schedule) makes it difficult for me to attend courses during the day.

 

Your Results

Count up the number of questions you answered with a "yes" and find your score below:

9 - 10 "yes" answers: your life circumstances and learning style make you an excellent match for distance learning

6 -8 "yes" answers: you are probably a fairly good match for distance learning, but you should be aware that distance learning courses require a high level of both self-motivation and discipline for students to be successful. If you want to talk to someone about whether an distance learning course is right for you, please contact the Distance Learning office.

1-5 "yes" answers: you should think seriously about whether an distance learning course is the right choice for you. If you want to talk to someone about whether an distance learning course is right for you, please contact the Distance Learning office.



 

Contact Us

For general questions about distance courses & programs, please fill out our contact form. If you prefer, you can also email us at distance@northshore.edu or call (781) 477-2172.

 

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