Distance Learning in Communication: Blended or On-Line? Developing an On-Line Advanced Communication Course


  • Gretchen N. Vik


To meet the needs of a growing national and international student body for a Regulatory Affairs program, we developed an on-line advanced communication course. An on-campus version of the course had been offered once or twice a year for at least six years, but many students from other locations were asking to substitute a local communication course, since most of the other courses in the program were now offered on-line. This presentation will discuss the rationale for course development, how we retained important internal controls, and how certain success factors were built into the new course.