Technical communication and distance education: What's being done, where we can go

A. Eaton

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2001
EventSTC's 48th Annual Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: May 13 2001May 16 2001


ConferenceSTC's 48th Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


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