Readiness Index for Learning Online (RILO)
Online learning offers a convenient way to fulfill your coursework requirements. You can attend class at your convenience—early in the morning, late at night, or whenever you can fit it into your schedule. However, online learning also requires a unique personal commitment to your education. RILO gives you an opportunity to assess your readiness for online learning and helps you plan for strategies to assure your success.
You may find these additional tips useful as you prepare for becoming a successful online learner!
Before beginning an online course, it may be helpful to take a few minutes and use RILO to determine if this type of coursework is for you, and how you can become a successful learner! Before beginning RILO, please consider the following:
- Although online learning requires greater self-discipline, it also can give you more freedom to "attend" class at times that are more convenient to you.
- Online courses use written discussion and interaction and not face-to-face contact with professors or classmates.
- Online courses offer the benefit of being able to attend lectures or review discussions multiple times, thus increasing your ability to achieve course goals.
- Online courses offer the ability to be on an even playing field with your classmates.
- Online courses are technology-based and require you to possess a certain comfort level with computers, software, and online service providers.
Please read the following questions carefully, and select the answer that best describes you. In order to receive feedback that is helpful to your decision-making process, be certain to consider each question thoughtfully and honestly.
The following section of the survey will help you assess the differences between learning in a face-to-face learning environments and an online learning environment.
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