|| ARE TELECOURSES
Telecourses are different from
on-campus classes and they are not for everybody.
To discover if Telecourses are for you, please take this short
quiz. Choose one answer for each question and score as directed.
- My need to take this course now is:
- High - I need it immediately for a degree, job or
other important reason.
- Moderate - I could take it on campus later or substitute
- Low - It's a personal interest that could be postponed.
- Feeling that I am part of a class is:
- Not particularly necessary to me.
- Somewhat important to me.
- Very important to me.
- I would classify myself as someone
- Often gets things done ahead of time.
- Needs reminding to get things done on time.
- Puts things off until the last minute.
- Classroom discussion is:
- Rarely helpful to me.
- Sometimes helpful to me.
- Almost always helpful to me.
- When an instructor hands out directions
for an assignment, I prefer:
- Figuring out the instructions myself.
- Trying to follow the directions on my own, then asking
for help as needed.
- Having the instructions explained to me.
- I need faculty comments on my assignments:
- Within a few weeks, so I can review what I did.
- Within a few days, or I forget what I did.
- Right away, or I get very frustrated.
- Considering my professional and personal
schedule, the amount of time I have to work on a Telecourse
- More than enough for a campus class or a Telecourse.
- The same as for a class on campus.
- Less than for a class on campus.
- When I am asked to use VCRs, computers,
voice mail, or other technologies new to me:
- I look forward to learning new skills.
- I feel apprehensive, but try anyway.
- I put it off or try to avoid it.
- As a reader, I would classify myself
- Good - I usually understand the text without help.
- Average - I sometimes need help to understand the
- Slower than average.
- If I have to go to campus to take exams
or complete work:
- I can go to campus anytime
- I might miss some lab assignments or exam deadlines
if campus labs are not open evenings and weekends.
- I will have difficulty getting to the campus, even
in the evenings and on weekends.
Add 3 points for each "A" that you circled, 2 for
each "B" and 1 for each "C".
If you scored 20 or over, a Telecourse
is a real possibility for you.
If you scored 11 to 19, you may
need to make a few adjustments in your schedule and study
habits to succeed.
If you scored 10 or less, Telecourses
may not currently be the best alternative for you; talk to