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Online Learning

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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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The College of Southern Maryland is committed to implementing the Quality Matters (QM) standards for the design of online and hybrid courses. CSM is systematically developing and evaluating courses based on rigorous, research-based standards. The QM standards ensure that online courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners.


Are you Ready for Online Learning?

Are you prepared to take online courses at CSM?  SmarterMeasure is the premier solution for identifying levels of student readiness for online learning.  SmarterMeasure has been used by thousands of students to determine if distance learning is a good fit for them.  You will be asked questions on topics, such as "how well you can use a computer," "how motivated, organized, and self-directed you are," and "how you prefer to learn new information."  You will also be able to measure your on-screen reading speed and comprehension.

But relax, SmarterMeasure is fun. Your scores on this assessment will not prevent you from taking online courses.  Moreover, your scores do not impact your grades in courses you may currently be taking.  SmarterMeasure is being provided by CSM to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses better as you prepare to learn online. SmarterMeasure is a tool to help you succeed!

We encourage you to take a few minutes and complete the SmarterMeasure survey.

Login information:
user name: csmd
password: student