Distance education (DE) is a growing national trend, with courses and enrolments nearly doubling between 1994-5 and 1997-8. Technical communication practitioners and departments should take advantage of the benefits DE offers, including geographical and chronological access, integration of learning space and working space, and less time spent in lecture and more time responding to work or more time studying. Currently, technical communication education departments offer classes, certificates, and degrees via distance, varying from one undergraduate introductory class to 36-credit Master's degrees. Future directions might include more programs to accommodate students, concentrations such as cross-cultural communication, and shorter courses to accommodate specific needs.
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2001|
|Event||STC's 48th Annual Conference - Chicago, IL, United States|
Duration: May 13 2001 → May 16 2001
|Conference||STC's 48th Annual Conference|
|Period||05/13/01 → 05/16/01|