Are technology skills and aptitudes the primary qualifications for online learning? Do students simply need access to appropriate online venues in order to achieve academic success? Ongoing research and analysis of student success and retention demonstrate that a host of factors impact student achievement within technology-rich learning contexts. Although technology skills are clearly essential, the central characteristics that distinguish students as college ready must also come into play within institutional conversations about online readiness. Join Dr. Ghazala Hashmi and learn how J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC) implemented these and other findings in its Quality Enhancement Plan in 2010.