Learning for the long haul
Are you comfortable using computers? The personal computer is the primary learning and communication tool in most online courses and even in traditional courses can be very helpful for typing papers and doing online research. You need to have some basic technology skills, such as word processing and Web browsing, and for an online course, regular access to an Internet connection.
Do you know why you are doing it? You may not have a crystal clear goal, but at least be sure you are not just playing around. It is work and eventually frustration might overwhelm you if you don’t see yourself getting closer to a goal.
If you’re still not sure, there are several detailed quizzes on the Web to let you evaluate your readiness for a distance-learning course. Try a Google search for “distance learning quiz” to find several.
Source: University of Illinois Online