cont. SUMMARY: Masters Online Programs

Subject: cont. SUMMARY: Masters Online Programs
From: Faith Wallis <fwallis -at- CGN -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 14:50:01 -0600

Dear Faith,

Kandis Weiner recently posted a message about some online programs.
I've included her message

below. There may be more information in the TechWR-L archives. I also
encourage you to check

the list of educational opportunities at STC's web site.

Some other URLs that I've seen posted over the past year in TechWR-L are

Syracuse University
University of Minnesota
UC Berkeley Extension
USDA grad school (correspondence courses)
James Madison University
TexasTech Univesity

I have not verified all links as still active and I have no idea if
these places offer full

degree programs or just the occasional class.

I took an online class through Utah State University this past fall that
I was pleased with. I

believe they are offering a full Master's program online. Dr. David
Hailey just posted a URL

with information on the winter quarter online courses offered at USU.
In case you missed it,

it's at

I suggest you contact Dr. Hailey (FAHAILEY -at- WPO -dot- HASS -dot- USU -dot- EDU)for more
information on their program. I would be happy to answer any questions
have about my experience taking the online class this fall. (Contrary to

Kandis's statement, I found USU's cost to be extremely reasonable and
the least expensive options I've found. Also, Dr. Hailey has recently
posted that they have no plans for an on-campus requirement.)

Hope this helps,
Cindy Loiselle (cindy -at- aai -dot- com)
Amerinex Applied Imaging

Here's the message posted by Kandis Weiner:
Greetings Techwrl-rs and STC-listers:

A few weeks back, I posted a request for information on distance
programs in Tech. Comm. It has taken me awhile to gather information;
however, I noticed a similar request posted to both lists, so I finally
my act together... Thanks to everyone who replied to my post, hope this
helps others as well. I will cross-post this message to both the
and the Tech. Comm. Students lists:


Utah State University offers the most extensive online Masters Program
all that I found. According to the woman who forwarded the info, they
good professors. The only draw back I found was that it was quite
(from a Canuck's perspective) and you may be required to make periodic
trips to campus. Find it at:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (out of Troy, NY)
Also offers online Masters; however, they are not Tech. Comm. per se,
related - human/computer interaction, design and the like. (I am still
waiting info...)
Find it at

Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia also has an online program.

Texas Tech University is also offering graduate classes for
technical communication online. You might find something useful here:

Helpful Resources:

For general information and listing of all the schools who offer tech
programs, see

Keith Soltys's web site may be useful,
"Internet Resources for Technical Communicators" at:
Keith is a member of the Toronto STC chapter, and he does include some
info here about online courses.

Canadian Institute of New Media is offering a Masters with the
of B.C., but it is on site as far as I know (Iam waiting for info). They

are at

After all that, I think I will be following a course at a local,
university, Concordia. They have a Masters/Diploma program in
Design and Information Technology. It comes highly recommended by
who have followed the course, but I still await news from other sources
regarding online programs.

Kandis Weiner
Technical Communicator - System Deployment Group
Public Safety Division - Positron Industries Inc.
Montreal, Quebec Canada
kandisw -at- positron -dot- qc -dot- ca
514.345.2200 ext. 2869
Standard Disclaimer: My opinions are my own.

Check us our at
we have a program much like what you are describing.
Dave Hailey
FAHAILEY -at- wpo -dot- hass -dot- usu -dot- edu


I started taking Master's courses for the very same reasons.

Take a look at Texas Tech University

I am currently enrolled in their distance learning MATC program, and am
extremely pleased with the class that I have taken so far.

If you have any other questions about the program, write me (no, I am
not affiliated with the school, just a happy student).

Jason Willebeek-LeMair
jlemair -at- itexchsrv2 -dot- phx -dot- mcd -dot- mot -dot- com

My boss forwarded this to me:

Subject: Re: On-Line Technical Writing Class
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 15:40:46 +0530
From: Srinath Shiragalale <srinath -at- india -dot- aspectdv -dot- com>
Reply-To: twin -at- user -dot- itconsult -dot- co -dot- uk
To: twin -at- user -dot- itconsult -dot- co -dot- uk
CC: jyoti -at- india -dot- aspectdv -dot- com
References: 1

Hi David,
I am Srinath, a technical writer in Bangalore, India. Please send me
details (like how to register from here, etc.,)regarding this course.

e-mail: srinath -at- india -dot- aspectdv -dot- com

David Tillyer, CUNY wrote:

> Some of your colleagues might be interested in a new on-line Technical

> Writing course being offered by the City College of New York in the
> U.S. Here is the announcement in the college catalogue:
> Technical Writing
> April 20- June 5
> This course is designed to help you brush
> up your English writing skills. You will
> write assignments, and your work will be
> corrected and returned electronically.
> Topics include: planning documents,
> performing secondary research, developing
> arguments, integrating graphics and design
> elements, report writing, and revising.
> Daily access to the Internet is required.
> Text: Markel, Technical Communication--
> (available from CCNY bookstore by mail)
> approx. $45 USD (plus shipping)
> Noncredit course costs $295 USD
> I am the teacher, an instructor in the
> English Department of City College of New York
> David A. Tillyer
> To register, using a credit card, contact
> Jane MacKillop, Acting Director
> Adult & Continuing Education Program
> Email: janemk -at- phantom -dot- cct -dot- ccny -dot- cuny -dot- edu
> .........................000000000000................................
> TWIN (Technical Writers of India list) : To send a message, e-mail to
> twin -at- user -dot- itconsult -dot- co -dot- uk -dot- List owner: guruk -at- giasbm01 -dot- vsnl -dot- net -dot- in -dot-
> Details of list at:
> For technical problems with the list, contact: support -at- itconsult -dot- net -dot-


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