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Distance Education - Online Orientation Quiz

Are you ready for the online learning experience?

Many students prefer the degree of control they can exercise over their own learning, the flexible scheduling, and the technology support that is a part of online courses. However, it is important to note that online courses are college-level courses and typically are just as demanding as a classroom course, requiring the student to learn new ways of participating and interacting with the instructor, fellow students, and the course content. After reading through the online orientation, try this self-quiz to help you gauge your aptitude for online learning. Answer the questions below and then click "submit" to see your score.



  1. When sending e-mail to an instructor, it is important that you use the SUBJECT line to identify yourself and what you are sending. All online instructors require that you put the following information on the SUBJECT line: Your name, the name of the class, and the title of your e-mail.

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  2. Your name, your class, and the title of the e-mail are very important and they are REQUIRED! If you do not include this information, your online instructor will not read your email, grade your assignments, or respond to you.

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  3. When you send something to your instructor always C.C. yourself. This means that you put your own e-mail address on the C.C. line so that a copy of what you send goes back to you.

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  4. Attachments are documents that you send with your e-mail that were developed in an application like WORD or EXCEL.

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  5. The Phrase Method tells the search engine to look for a subject as a phrase with quotation marks.

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  6. Dependable access to the Internet is not required to take an online class.

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  7. A link is a word or a picture that takes you directly to another location on the web.

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  8. Search engines are programs that search the web and find websites based on the subject entered into the search field. It then generates a result page with a list of links related to your subject.

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  9. Using the minus sign in your search term will omit results that contain the word after the minus. example: community colleges - California

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  10. Another way of narrowing your search, is the Exclude and Include Method.

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  11. A Discussion Board is a tool that will allow a class to have a discussion on a topic just like you do in a traditional class.

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  12. Distance education requires self motivation and a serious approach to learning because much of the work is done individually without the in-person instructor guidance of traditional learning environments.

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