Is Online Learning for Me?

An online course may be GREAT for you if:

  • You like planning your own learning time.
  • You already use computers skillfully and not for just social networking.
  • You believe that hard work will improve your skills and knowledge.

An online course may be TOUGH for you if:

  • You tend to complete your schoolwork at the last minute.
  • You are shy about asking others for help.

Be sure you understand these ideas:

  • Online courses take AT LEAST as much time as face-to-face courses and usually more time.
  • Network problems or electrical problems can happen. Plan your work time with this in mind. You must turn in all your assignments on time.
  • Anyone who has enough motivation and self-direction can achieve success in an "any time, any place" virtual environment.

Want some help deciding if online learning is for you?

The free Student Online Assessment of Readiness (S.O.A.R.) is meant to be an interesting experience to learn more about yourself, distance learning, and how to succeed! It will help you assess your strengths and opportunities for growth related to distance learning in four areas:

  1. Technical Skills and Preparation
  2. Academic Skills
  3. Independent Learning
  4. Motivation and Organization

Begin your online assessment of readiness for VA Beach Digital Campus using S.O.A.R.