Re: on-line degrees

Subject: Re: on-line degrees
From: Bettina and Scott Wahl <wahl -at- sympatico -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2000 09:29:30 -0500

Hi Kristin,

The important consideration is not whether the degree is obtained through an
online or on-campus program, but whether the program is fully accredited.

For example, I am taking the online Masters in Technical Communication program
at Utah State University. My employer fully recognizes the value of this degree,
as it is a fully accredited program at a well regarded university.

Regards,

Scott

--
Scott Wahl
Manager, Customer Documentation & Training
Bridgewater Systems
www.bridgewatersys.com

"Klinck, Kristin" wrote:

> I was browsing around in search of MAs in technical writing and noticed
> quite a few offered on-line.
>
> I'm wondering how on-line degrees are received in the business world. Are
> they smiled upon, frowned upon, indifferent in comparison to "face-to-face"
> degrees?
>
> I'd assume that face-to-face degrees will always be preferred, but with more
> and more universities offering courses on-line, I wondered if the attitude
> toward an "on-your-own" degree wouldn't become favorable the more common
> they become.
>
> Does anyone have any experience in this arena that can offer insight?





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