Online Readiness Survey

Am I Ready for Online Courses?

Distance Education provides students with greater opportunities for learning but is not right for all students. Consider the advantages and disadvantages:


  • Students can work on their own time in a comfortable setting of their choice.
  • There's no travel time or expense going to and from the university.
  • Students who dislike interacting with a classroom of students may feel more comfortable interacting by written communication.


  • There is no face-to-face time with instructors or classmates.
  • Students must be self-motivated to keep up with the class and complete the work.
  • Students who lack technical skills with programs like Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer and have limited knowledge about computers may become frustrated with the technology.

Before enrolling in a distance education course take this assessment to determine your probability of success (credit West Texas A&M University for providing survey).

Online Readiness Survey


Office of Information Technology
Instructional Technology & Distance Education Services
Killam Library, Room 259
Phone: (956) 326-2792
Fax: (956) 326-2299
E-mail: elearning@tamiu.edu