Are you ready for online learning?

Ask yourself the following questions?

  • Do you currently have access to the internet?
  • Do you have access or own a personal computer (see technical requirements)?
  • Do you know how to access and browse the internet?
  • Can you use Microsoft Office products (or open Office Products) such as Word and PowerPoint?
  • Can you send emails and attach documents?
  • Can you follow netiquette when completing assignments?
  • Are you motivated to complete tasks on a structured schedule (avoid waiting to the last minute)?
  • Can you complete coursework without direct supervision (work independently)?
  • Are you able to process written instructions without verbal or visual direction?
  • Do you have at least 6-9 hours a week (per course) to dedicate to your studies?

If you have answered yes to a majority of the questions above, you have the makings of being a successful online student.

Detailed Analysis

The Louisiana CALL Program, which is sponsored by the Louisiana Board of Regents, has provided the Student Online Readiness Tool (SORT) for your use. This resource provides a detailed analysis in six key topic areas that relate to student success in online courses.