Readiness Survey

Online Learning

Is Online Learning for me?

Are you prepared to learn online? Before searching for a program or course, review the qualities for a successful online learner and test your knowledge and skills for learning online.

Do you have the following qualities?

  • Computer Literacy: Students must possess basic computer skills. Students should be comfortable using a computer to word process documents, surf the internet via a web browser, enter URL's into a web browser, locate and open files on a computer, send and receive e-mail, and send and receive attachments.
  • Self-Motivation: Students should be goal-oriented and self-disciplined enough to work efficiently on their own.
  • Written Communication: Students should be comfortable following written instructions. Students should have the ability to clearly communicate in written form to the instructor and classmates.
  • Managing the Course Work: Students must be able to set aside time in their schedule to complete coursework. Online courses require students to devote as much time to completing work as they would if taking traditional classes on campus.
  • Interaction: Online learning does not offer the traditional face-to-face interaction of an on campus course. Students should consider their need for face-to-face interaction.


Are you Ready to Take Online Courses?

Take our Quick Assessment to find out.

For More Information:

Mrs. Melanie Temple
Director of Distance Education
Elizabeth City State University
Campus Box 924
HL Trigg Building, Suite 102, Room 107A
1704 Weeksville Rd.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: (252) 335-3699
Toll Free Number: (877) 432-7662
Fax: (252) 335-3426
Distance Education Email:
University Program Specialist
Distance Education 
Elizabeth City State University 
Campus Box 930 
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: (252) 335-3112
Toll-Free: (877) 432-7662 
Fax: 252-335-3426
Kristen Purvis 
Instructional Design Specialist
Distance Education
Elizabeth City State University
Phone: (252) 335-8723