Distance learning courses at William James College allow students to learn with great flexibility. Our online programs offer courses that can be taken "anytime/anywhere" as long as students meet the weekly deadlines. This type of learning environment is essential for students who work full time, have family obligations, or for various other reasons cannot come to campus to learn. It is important to note, however, that with great learning flexibility comes additional responsibility. To be a successful distance learner, students should be aware of the unique learning styles and techniques that are essential in an online course.
This short quiz addresses some of these characteristics, and will allow you to better evaluate if distance learning at William James College is right for you. Please write down your responses to each of the 10 questions.
QUESTIONS: Please write down your responses to each of the 10 questions.
RESULTS: Please add up the number of A's, B's and C's you selected.
If you have mostly A's:Your results indicate that you may be a self-motivated and independent learner, who is comfortable learning in an online environment. We encourage you to apply to one of our distance education programs.
If you have mostly B's:You may be a successful online student but we recommend that you make a few adjustments in your schedule and study habits in order to be most successful. Online courses take at least as much time and effort and in some cases more time than traditional face-to-face courses. They also require a basic knowledge and comfort level with technology.
If you have mostly C's:Your results indicate that distance education courses may not be currently the best choice for you. While we do not discourage you from applying to one of our distance education programs, we recommend doing a little more research on what makes a successful online student, and adjust your schedule and study habits accordingly.