Here's online resources for Distance
See Caucus Item Technology Reviews or Course Reviews
for more extensive reviews or to contribute reviews of either for this
discussion. This item is simply a list of links for us all to begin wandering
Information on Learning with technology
and leaning toward distance ed. in General:
Distance Education Providers offering business
and technical writing courses
University's RIDE (Resources in Distance Education). An extensive site
with resources covering theory and practice, issues, organizations, etc.
of Alberta's Academic Technologies for Learning site. Links to information
about designing courses utilizing technology, distance education links,
and resources and forums on the site.
Distance Education and
Technology from the University of British Columbia's Continuing Studies.
This site provides examples of various technologies that can be used to
deliver courses over the internet.
Distance Education Clearinghouse
of the University of Wisconsin, Extension. Basic page of links
to resources, definitions, headlines, and trends. Has a short section on
"technologies" that might be useful for us as we consider the technologies
we want to employ for this project.
Maricopa Center for Learning
and Instruction. Initiatives in the use and assessment of learning
technologies. Useful site and definitely attemps to pursue technology use
in a responsible fashion.
for Distance Education, maintained by Professor Charles Darling Capital
Community College Hartford, Connecticut. Another basic
resource site with extensive listings for online journals and information
about distance education.
United States Distance Learning Association.
Resources online for Busines and Tech Writing
DIAL: The New School's Distance
Instruction for Adult Learners. They don't have any technical
or business writing courses, but in terms of a distance education program,
this site is very attractive and interesting. So i thought i'd put it here.
CC Business Communications Course online: syllabus only.
MindEdge: Lists courses available
online. Do a search under business for business writing courses. This site
is interesting because all the courses are from various institutions, but
mindedge maintains descriptions and registrations and all that on their
site. So, they've got all the information housed on their site and you
have to really really try to get to the actual institution that offers
College Online: Intro to Tech Writing. Syllabus only.
links to Business Writing Education. Lists courses and links
for courses for "those who wish to pursue a career in business writing.
Useful place to get directly to some courses... like those listed next...
The Business Writing Center.
A for profit site with courses in all aspects in business writing. Serves
students and serves companies directly with seminars and workshops. You
can get syllabi (or course overviews) but not the actual course materials.
Here's the basic structure of the timeline: "13 lessons, approximately
32 hours of study. All lessons must be completed within six months."
Online. Online business writing courses customized for specific
companies. Courses include: "Effective Business Writing Techniques, Proofreading
Techniques for Business Writers, Sales Letters and Sales Proposals, Effective
Memo Writing, Researching and Writing Business, Reports, Business Letter
Writing, Coming soon: Energize Your E-mail." Again, you can get to
descriptions, but that's about it.
University of Illinois
courses "that use the web." Not distance ed per se, but the business
and tech writing syllabi are online and use web materials.
eSocrates Online. A company that
provides or helps you provide online education.
Business Documents. A self-paced tutorial from eSocrates.com
GetEducated.com: Links to Training Portals-- "Training institutes
offer a growing number of professional courses online in areas ranging
from information technology to accounting. Training portals -- learning
hubs as they are sometimes called -- are super-sites that typically list
thousands of continuing education courses and self-study products, such
as videotapes or CD-ROMs, from multiple providers" List includes--BizzEd.com,
the Dow Jones University, EduPort, Emind.com.....
and YouAchieve.com . Includes
products for individuals and corporations. Individuals can take courses
in business skills, including "accumulating wealth."
SmartPlanet--Learn Virtually Anything...
This site's index page boasts an article on "Egreed is good..." The educational
opportunities are mostly short course, quick answers to business issues,
Hungryminds.com. (The Online Learning
Marketplace). Links to online courses in a variety of subjects.
Free-ednet--Free Education on the Internet.
No business writing courses listed, however does offer links to textbooks
that are available at http://www.free-ed.net/fr01/lfc/texts0102.htm.