Web Course Student Self Assessment
Are web classes right for you?
At Eastern Arizona College we are committed to the success of all students. We will do whatever we can to help you, but the main responsibility for your learning is yours. Our web classes require a great deal of effort and commitment on your part.
Completing web classes is a new way of pursuing education for most students. Even if a student feels comfortable with social networking, discussion boards, blogs, and building relationships online, using internet tools for rigorous academic work comes with new challenges for many students.
If you haven’t taken it already, the self-assessment below will help you determine if web classes are right for you. Feel free to discuss these questions and your answers with an online academic advisor at EAC.
Take the Assessment
Please answer the following questions honestly to assess your aptitude for success in taking web courses and seeing how well they fit your circumstances and lifestyle. The assessment is scored automatically and you will see your results immediately.
What your score indicates
24 or more
A web course at EAC is probably a good match for you
15 - 23
Web courses may work for you, but you may need to make a few adjustments in your schedule and study habits to succeed
14 or less
Web courses currently may not be the best alternative for you. We encourage you to speak with an online academic advisor.
A variety of factors influence scores on this assessment and the probable success of students in web courses.
Web course students sometimes neglect their courses because of personal or professional circumstances. Having a compelling reason for taking the course helps motivate the student to stick with the course.
Some students prefer the independence of web courses; others find the independence uncomfortable and miss being part of the classroom experience and “live” interaction with other students and the instructor.
Web courses give students greater freedom of scheduling, but they can require more self-discipline than on-campus classes.
Some people learn best by interacting with other students and instructors. Others learn better by listening, reading and reviewing on their own. Web courses provide less opportunity for group interaction than most on-campus courses.
Web courses require you to work from written directions.
It may take several days to get comments back from your instructor in a web course.
Web courses require at least as much time as on-campus courses. Many students say that web courses are as hard as or harder than on-campus courses.
Most people who are successful with web courses find it difficult to come to campus on a regular basis because of their work, family or personal schedules.
Print materials are the primary source of directions and information in web courses.
Students who do well in web courses are usually comfortable contacting the instructor as soon as they need help with any part of the course.
Having a fast and reliable computer to complete web course assignments with helps reduce frustration levels and increases academic performance.
A rule-of-thumb for allocating your study time is 2-3 hours per week for each web course credit.
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