A Guide to Interpretation of Your eLearnReady Scores
eLearnReady is a tool to help you assess your readiness for learning in an online environment. Your eLearnReady scores are not intended to make an absolute decision as to whether or not you will succeed in your online courses. However, they will give you an idea of your strengths in the nine dimensions that eLearnReady assesses.
Age: 18 - 25
Date / Time: 2017-04-27 23:44:16
Your eLearnReady scores at a Glance
|Nine dimensions eLearning Readiness||Your Scores||Average|
|Self-Motivation||80 (moderate proficiency)||85|
|Self-Management||80 (moderate proficiency)||76|
|Communication with Instructor||80 (high proficiency)||67|
|Interaction with Peers||80 (high proficiency)||67|
|Learning Preference - Text||80 (high proficiency)||70|
|Learning Preference - Visual||80 (moderate proficiency)||75|
|Learning Preference - Auditory||80 (high proficiency)||67|
|Technology Skills||80 (moderate proficiency)||89|
|Classroom Website||69 (moderate proficiency)||85|
This dimension measures your motivation level for this course. The maximum possible score for this dimension is 100 and you score a total of 80 (moderate proficiency), indicating you are reasonably motivated about your coursework. You understand how your courses relate to your long-term goals. You set goals for your classes but need to focus on accomplishing them. Focus on how your short-term goals for coursework translate into your long-term life goals. Don’t permit distractions to interfere with accomplishing your dreams! Use the tips below to help with your motivation. Once you break the cycle and see some success in the classroom, it is easier to stay motivated for the next goal.
- Set goals that will motivate you.
- Read your course syllabus. Knowing what is expected of you will help you reach your goals.
- Find a study partner. You can help and motivate each other.
- Make a connection between your coursework and your personal goals.
- When setbacks occur, stay focused on your goals.
Your self-management score is 80 (moderate proficiency), meaning you are reasonably good at time management. You likely only run into problems when many things are due at once. Use the tips below to strengthen your time management skills.
- Mark deadlines and due dates on a calendar.
- Estimate the time needed for completion.
- Make a schedule to complete assignments and stick to your plan.
- Make a to-do list.
- Focus on one task at a time.
- Find a quiet learning environment that is free from distractions.
- Finish a task, cross it off, and move on to the next one.
Communication with Instructor
Your Communication with Instructor score is 80 (high proficiency), indicating without frequent and consistent instructor feedback you are likely to get frustrated with the course. You prefer immediate responses and want quick turnaround time from your instructor. The tips below help with your desire for the instructor's feedback.
- Always communicate in a polite and professional manner.
- Understand that your instructor will not always be online, so start assignments early in case you have questions.
- Communicate with your instructor via email, phone call, or discussion board as directed in your syllabus.
- If you have a question, ask it.
Interaction with Peers
Your Interaction with Peers score is 80 (high proficiency), indicating being part of the learning community is important to you. You gain much more from group discussion and interaction. You may become frustrated if the class has limited interaction. Look for multiple ways to interact with your instructor and classmates by using some tips below.
- Always communicate in a polite and professional manner.
- Check course discussions frequently.
- Make connections with other students.
- Form study groups.
- Be brave and participate in class discussions even if you feel hesitant.
Learning Preference: Text
Your Learning Preference: Text score is 80 (high proficiency), indicating you learn best when information is presented in a written language format. In a classroom setting, you benefit from instructors who write on the board (or overhead projector) to list the essential points of a lecture, or who provide you with an outline to follow along with during lecture. You benefit from information obtained from textbooks and class notes. You tend to like to study by yourself in a quiet room. The tips below would help with your learning preference.
- When learning information presented in diagrams or illustrations, write out explanations for the information.
- Write out sentences and key phrases in the margin.
- Discussions and course content are there to look at whenever you want. Go back and revisit discussions that may help you.
- Find a quiet reading environment that is free from distractions.
Learning Preference: Visual
Your Learning Preference: Visual score is 80 (moderate proficiency), indicating you may utilize some charts, graphs, tables, infographics or other visuals when studying although they are not your exclusive preference. You may also integrate listening, reading and other multimedia into your studying. You might find that the following tips are useful.
- Use links provided by instructors—they often will provide a multimedia experience that can help your visual needs.
- Create diagrams, flow charts, and maps to help you visualize course concepts or notes.
- Use keywords, symbols, and diagrams when taking notes.
Learning Preference: Auditory
Your Learning Preference: Auditory score is 80 (high proficiency), indicating you learn best when information is presented in an auditory, oral language format. In a classroom setting, you benefit from listening to lectures and participating in group discussions. You also benefit from obtaining information from audio tape, mp3, or podcast. When trying to remember something, you can often “hear” the way someone told you the information, or the way you previously repeated it out loud. You learn best when interacting with others in a listening/speaking exchange. You will find the following tips are very helpful while studying course materials.
- Form a study group in which you discuss course content with others.
- When studying, read out loud.
- Use links provided by professors—they often will provide a multimedia experience that can help your listening needs.
- Use the video tools in your course; do not be overwhelmed by the content. Rewind and replay if you do not understand something.
Your overall score for the Technology Skills is 80 (moderate proficiency), indicating you may not be confident in or that you may be unsure of your technology skills. Spend some extra time familiarizing yourself with any special technology requirements for the course. The tips below offer some ideas for improving your technology skills.
- Review your professor’s syllabus for any specific or specialized technology requirements.
- Experiment with how the course works. Understand that others will struggle too, and ask for help.
- Use any orientation materials available.
- Make a general visit to your Student Technology Resource Center or to their website.
- After trying to solve a technical problem for 20 minutes, make sure to contact your instructor or help center.
- Identify a single computer that you will use for the online course (if possible), so you can keep track of your files and know the computer’s capabilities.
- Do not wait until the last minute to submit assignments or take quizzes.
- Try to have a back-up plan for technology.
Your overall score for Classroom Website is 69 (moderate proficiency), indicating you may have some experience with a classroom website from prior courses but may be unsure of your skills within certain areas of the system. Read the tips provided below.
- Navigate through the course to learn your way around. Ask your instructor for help if you are confused.
- Read your syllabus carefully and find out:
- how to contact your instructor
- important course policies
- how your course grade is calculated
- what materials are required
- assignment schedule
- Use a calendar to keep track of deadlines.
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