The steady growth of e-learning around the world is inspiring many educational and business institutions to adopt the same. In order to benefit from e-learning, educational institutes should first conduct investigation to assess the learners' readiness. This paper analyses a small scale readiness evaluation case study for three groups of learners of a Saudi Arabian University. Statistical analysis and data mining tools have been used to find correlations among the technical ability, learning ability, time management ability and preferred mode of study of these learners. Our investigation shows that majority (73%) of the students still prefer classroom teaching to individual study.