NorQuest College

Is Online Learning Right For You?

Are you ready to take an online course?

NorQuest College offers a variety of different delivery methods—online, in-person, or hybrid (a combination of both)—for our learners. Depending on your needs, lifestyle, abilities and skills, online learning may be one option for you. Take a moment to complete this 10-minute quiz to determine if online learning is right for you.

I need to take this course:

As soon as possible
(i.e. I need to take it to fulfill a diploma or job requirement).
Sometime soon
(i.e. I could take it on campus later or a different course).
At any time
(i.e. It’s a personal interest that could be postponed)

I understand the difference between online real-time, online anytime, and hybrid delivery methods.

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

I have taken an online course before.

Yes No

I have a reliable Internet connection.

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

I have a computer that is less than two years old and the software I need to complete a course online.

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

I have good keyboarding and basic computer skills (e.g. file management, email, etc.) and am comfortable using the Internet.

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

I am financially able to take an online course and have the funding required to pay for my course(s).

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

I can commit the time needed to be successful (8-12 hours a week per course).

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

I have a quiet area where I can study and work.

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

My studies are supported by my family and friends.

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

I organize my work and can stay on a schedule to meet deadlines.

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

I am comfortable completing assignments and course work with little assistance from other students or teachers.

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

I have good English reading and writing skills.

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

I am confident that I can build relationships with my teachers and fellow students using Internet technology like email and chat tools.

Strongly
Agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree

Please make sure you have answered all the questions.

Score: 0

You scored 65 points or more! Your current lifestyle, skills, and abilities may make online learning a good choice for you and meeting your educational goals.

You scored 50 points or more. Online learning may work for you, but some aspects of your lifestyle, skills, and abilities may make online learning more challenging.

You may want to reconsider another delivery method. It is  recommended that you discuss your educational goals with an academic advisor.

Based on your responses, online learning may not be the best option for you to be successful. Speak with an academic advisor  about your educational goals to determine a delivery method that may be more suitable.

Note: This test is not a determination of whether you will achieve academic success in your online course. If you have concerns, contact an academic advisor.