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A Guide to Interpretation of Your eLearnReady Scores

eLearnReady is a tool to help you assess your readiness for learning in an online learning 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, your scores will give you an idea of your strengths in the nine dimensions that eLearnReady assesses.

General Information

E-mail: [email protected]
Age: 18 - 25
Gender: Male
Date / Time: 2017-04-27 21:17:53

Your eLearnReady scores at a Glance

Note: The eLearnReady average represents the averages of all students who have taken this eLearnReady tool. These average scores are automatically updated monthly.

According to the eLearnReady Assessment System, the following is the analysis of your online learning readiness:

  • Self-Motivation: 77 (moderate)
  • Self-Management: 67 (moderate)
  • Feedback: 60 (moderate)
  • Interaction: 60 (moderate)
  • Reading: Visual Text: 47 (moderate)
  • Reading: Visual Graphics: 80 (high)
  • Listening: 76 (moderate)
  • Technology: 72 (moderate)
  • Course Management System: 75 (moderate)


This dimension measures your motivation level for this course. The maximum possible score for this dimension is 100 and you score a total of 77 (moderate), indicating you are reasonably motivated about your coursework. You likely understand how your courses relate to your long-term goals. You likely 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 from interfering 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.

Study Tips
  • Make sure to read the syllabus. Knowing what is expected of you will help you reach your goal.
  • Finding a study buddy will help you understand course work. You can help each other stay motivated.
  • Procrastination will cause work to pile up, you to feel overwhelmed, and you may lose motivation. Plan ahead, so you can be successful!
  • Do not think of coursework just as coursework; see how it will apply to your future.
  • Remember why the class is important to your education and career.


Your self-management score is 67 (moderate), 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.

Study Tips
  • Write down assignments! Use electronic calendars with reminders to help you remember due dates, quizzes, and exams.
  • Create regular study and work times, so you can break the work up into manageable pieces. 
  • Have your own personal goals for the course and note if you are or are not meeting them. 
  • Have a quiet learning environment set aside that is free from interruptions.
  • Create specific goals for each study session. Did you meet those goals?


Your feedback score is 60 (moderate), indicating you like clear directions and instructions in your courses. You may have questions and seek occasional feedback from your instructor. The following tips provide some ideas regarding the communication with the instructor.

Study Tips
  • Communicate with your instructor via email, discussion board, or phone call.  
  • Be aware that your instructor may give you feedback in different forms: grades, emails or discussion board messages.
  • Understand that your instructor will not always be online, so start the assignment early in case you may have questions.


Your interaction score is 60 (moderate), indicating you may work well independently or in a team environment. Community and interaction are important parts of the online learning experience so be to be part of your course. The tips below offer ideas for developing a sense of community with your instructor and classmates.

Study Tips
  • After introductions, find peers with similar goals or interests. You can create valuable peer relationships online. 
  • Use this electronic forum to your advantage – ask questions and be assertive.  
  • Form a study group in which you discuss course content with others. 
  • When you post, use the subject lines to draw in people’s attention. You will be more likely get the readers and the response you are looking for.  
  • Posting early during the unit will help you get the most responses as well.  
  • Check the discussion board frequently and respond if you are interested. It helps to know that someone is reading your posts. 
  • Know that many people are intimidated to post, just as you might be.

Reading: Visual Text

Your reading (visual text) score is 47 (moderate), 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.

Study Tips
  • Print out a hardcopy of your online text, make use of “color coding” when studying new information. 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 discussion that may help you.
  • Locate or make an environment conducive to reading and make sure to take breaks.

Reading: Visual Graphics

Your reading (visual graphics) score is 80 (high), indicating you learn best when information is presented visually and in a picture or design format. In a classroom setting, you benefit from instructors who use visual aids such as film, video, maps and charts. You benefit from information obtained from the pictures and diagrams in textbooks. You tend to like to work in a quiet room and may not like to work in study groups. When trying to remember something, you can often visualize a picture of it in your mind. You may have an artistic side that enjoys activities having to do with visual art and design. You will find the following tips are very helpful while sudying course materials.

Study Tips
  • Use links provided by professors—they often will provide a multi-media experience that can help your visual needs.  
  • Create diagrams, flow charts, and maps to help you visualize course concepts or notes.  
  • Create a visual course map to help you navigate assignments and goals.
  • Use key words, symbols, and diagrams when taking notes.


Your listening score is 76 (moderate), indicating you may prefer a mix of listening and other multimedia formats. When course content is provided as audio only, take good notes and make visual representations in your mind and in your notes. See the tips below and click on the Resources link for more suggestions.

Study Tips
  • 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 multi-media 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 technical competency is 72 (moderate), 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.

Study Tips
  • 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.

Course Management System

Your overall score for course management system is 75 (moderate), indicating you may have some experience with a course management from prior courses, but may be unsure of your skills within certain areas of the system. Read the tips provided below and check out the resources provided to help answer any questions you may have.

Study Tips
  • Use the first few days of the course to familiarize yourself with the course manage system.
  • Read you syllabus carefully and find out how your professor wants you to handle course activities and assignments.
  • Write down assignments! Use electronic calendars with reminders to help you remember.
  • Create regular study and work times, so you can break the work up into manageable pieces. 
  • Have your own personal goals for the course and monitor if you are meeting them or not.
  • Have a quiet learning environment set aside that is free from interruptions.


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