ERIC Number: ED455548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Issues and Challenges Associated with the Development of Online Technical Writing Courses.
Sawyer, Paul R.
Using David Leonard's article, "Using the Web for Graduate Courses in Technical Communication with Distant Learners," as a point of departure, this paper examines variations of Leonard's four factors that contribute to the success of a Web-based course in light of an online Introduction to Technical Writing course designed and taught by the author. The paper considers issues of instructor/student interactions in the online classroom, online classroom instructors, technology and technical support, and a supportive administration. It finds that online technology can be integrated into an introductory technical writing course and function as a positive force in that course. (NKA)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Introductory Courses, Online Courses, Teacher Student Relationship, Technical Writing, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Association for Business Communication West Regional Conference (Portland, OR, April 16-18, 1998).