Re: Distance Ed Opportunity

Subject: Re: Distance Ed Opportunity
From: Keith Wolfe <keith -at- MERGE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 11:57:37 -0600

I received my Bachelor's Degree in English ? Technical Communications from
Texas Tech. This was NOT through the distance learning program (as the
bachelor's program is not available on-line).

I can't speak for Tech's M.A. program, but their B.A. program gave me a solid
foundation for my life as a tech writer. The instructors are qualified,
helpful, and knowledgeable. I would recommend Texas Tech's Tech Comm program
to any writer (professional or aspiring).

I, too, am not associated with this program, and I don't receive any benefits
from having people sign up.

I am just a happy graduate, with a powerful skill set.

My 2 cents.

Keith Wolfe

Jason Willebeek-LeMair wrote:
> It seems like each year, right before the academic semester begins, a flurry
> of questions about Technical Communications degree programs bombards the
> list.
> Here is a proactive bit o' info:
> Texas Tech University offers an online version of their M.A. Technical
> Communication program. This is not a pared down version of their program,
> nor is it an archive of web sites. It is a fully interactive, seminar-style
> program that takes advantage of Internet technology.
> Classes meet weekly on a MOO (akin to Internet Relay Chat). The professor
> (yes, a live human professor) lectures and leads discussions. Often, onsite
> students participate in the distance student classes.
> Threaded discussions (basically, a web-based newsgroup) provide asynchronous
> interaction among students and between student and professor.
> An e-mail list keeps all participants connected and helps to prevent the
> feeling of isolation that distance students sometimes feel.
> Assignments are turned in via e-mail, ftp, or web pages.
> For more information about this program, visit:
> I am not associated with this program, except as a student, nor do I receive
> any benefits from having people sign up. I am just a happy student.
> Jason
> I have no opinions, just temporary mental trends

Keith Wolfe

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