Succeeding as an Online Learner

Self-Assessment Tools for Online Learners

Is online learning a good choice for you? Before you register for a class, you need to be aware of how you learn best. Using a self-assessment tool to gain insight about your learning style, online learning skills and study skills will help you to make an informed decision about your best learning environment. Choose one of the following assessment tools and discover if you are ready for online learning.

Self-Assessment Quiz

This interactive questionnaire is designed to determine whether or not online learning will work for you. There are twenty questions that should take about five minutes to complete. Click on the image below to begin, best viewed with the Firefox or Chrome browser:

Please Note: This quiz is best viewed on a desktop browser with Firefox or Chrome. It may not display properly on tablets and mobile devices.

Explore the study skills section of the eLearning Café website to “Discover Who You Are As a Learner.” Topics in this section include:

  • Assess your study skills and habits
  • Identify your learning styles
  • Is online learning right for me?

Top Ten Online Learning Tips

Online Learning Modules

To develop skills for online learning, try these readiness modules by the California Community Colleges or the Effective Online Learner series by Laurier University.

There is support available for online learners throughout their course work. However, online learning is not for everyone. Early in the course, while you are still in the add/drop period of the semester, if you find yourself struggling due to your technical skills, study habits or learning style, you need to carefully contemplate the online environment. The tips and strategies provided to online learners will help, but you must choose the environment that is best for you.