Online Course Skills Check

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  1. Do you have regular access to a computer with Internet access?
  2. Are you comfortable with using the Internet, including browser software, email (with possible attachments), and doing basic research?
  3. Are you comfortable working with basic computer operations (i.e., scrolling, copying and pasting, working with various types of files, uploading and downloading files, and software installation)?
  4. Do you have the ability to learn ideas and concepts on your own by reading, and then communicating your own ideas with your instructor and other students through various online tools such as email and discussion postings?
  5. Depending upon the length and scope of the course (i.e., regular and summer semesters), are you able to dedicate at least double the time of the course units per week (ex: a 3-credit course = 6 hours per week, more hours for short summer courses)?
  6. Are you self-motivated, self-disciplined, and independent?
  7. Are you afraid to ask questions and receive feedback?
  8. Are you willing and able to meet deadlines?
  9. Are you comfortable taking both essay and objective exams (questions that have only one correct answer such as true/false, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and multiple choice)?
  10. Are you comfortable with reading and writing?

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