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Is It Right for Me?

In addition to Face-to-face classes, Community College of Philadelphia also offers fully online hybrid (both online and required face to face meetings) and hyflex (students can choose whether to attend in person, via zoom or asynchronously online (by watching a recording of the class session). Students can change their choice of modality for each class session.

Students are expected to establish and maintain high levels of involvement and interaction throughout the semester. Some find online learning to be a positive, rewarding experience; others experience frustration and difficulty succeeding in this type of class. Possessing certain qualities will increase your chance for success with, and enhance your enjoyment of, online classes.

You know yourself best. Answering these 10 questions thoughtfully will help you determine if online learning is right for you. When done, click the "Score" button at the bottom of the page to tally your results.

 

Self-Assessment

Technology Questions:

Online learning requires you to provide or have access to reliable equipment and internet access. Please review the following questions.

1. Describe Your Computer Access- You cannot expect to take an online course using your phone


(Note, you cannot expect to complete your coursework on a mobile device.)

2. Describe your Internet access



3. My technology skills are:



 

Study Skills

To be successful you need to be a self-learner, these questions will help you evaluate if you can succeed at online learning.

1. I would describe my personal learning style as:



2. When it comes to procrastination:



3. When I set goals and deadlines for myself:



4. When I need help in class:



 

Environment

1. The amount of uninterrupted time I have available to devote to an online class is:



2. I am considering taking an online course because:



3. When it comes to my learning environment:



 

Your Results:

Technology Results Score:

If you scored 4 or below, you may want to think about upgrading your equipment and Internet access (if possible) or making yourself comfortable with technology before taking online, hybrid, or hyflex classes.
If you scored 5, you may want to think about your access to technology and technological skills before taking online, hybrid, or hyflex classes.
If you scored 6 or above, you have the right combination of equipment and expertise to take online, hybrid, or hyflex classes.

Study Skills Results Score:

If you scored 5 or below, you may want to get used to college study skills before you take an online or hybrid course, however you may want to consider taking a hyflex course, which will allow you to attend class face to face when you feel the need for face-to-face interaction.
If you scored a 6 or 7, you may want to reflect on your study habits before taking an online or hybrid course, however you may want to consider taking a hyflex course, which will allow you to attend class face to face when you feel the need for face-to-face interaction.
If you scored an 8 or above, your study habits and ability to study independently make you a suitable candidate for an online, hybrid, or hyflex course.

Learning Environment Results Score:

If you scored 4 or below, consider reflecting on the online learning modality and if another modality would be better for you. You may be more comfortable in a face-to-face, hybrid, or hyflex class.
If you scored a 5, you will want to think about your ability to find a time and place to complete your assignments if taking an online class. You may be more comfortable in a face-to-face, hybrid, or hyflex class.
If you scored a 6 or above, your environment is supportive to online learning.