Web Teaching Guide: A Practical Approach to Creating Course Web Sites

Web Teaching Guide: A Practical Approach to Creating Course Web Sites

by Sarah Horton
     
 

Prompted by student enthusiasm and by the opportunity to enhance college courses, more and more faculty members in higher education are incorporating the Web into their teaching. This helpful book is designed to answer the questions an educator who lacks extensive technical experience asks about creating a Web site: Why should I use the Web? How can the Web enhance my… See more details below

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Prompted by student enthusiasm and by the opportunity to enhance college courses, more and more faculty members in higher education are incorporating the Web into their teaching. This helpful book is designed to answer the questions an educator who lacks extensive technical experience asks about creating a Web site: Why should I use the Web? How can the Web enhance my teaching? How do I make a Web site? How can I make it effective?

Multimedia specialist Sarah Horton draws on extensive experience as a faculty Web consultant to explain the entire process of creating a site, from initial planning through site assessment. She examines the strengths of the Web and its many possible uses. More than just a way to distribute course handouts, a Web site can provide richer content, multiple expressions of an idea, interactivity, opportunities for collaboration and customization, and flexibility for updates. Horton urges teachers to consider the ever-growing possibilities that information technology presents. Her focus is on practical matters related to creating Web-based instructional materials. With case studies throughout, she discusses the planning process, content creation, site development, and finally site implementation in the curriculum.

About the Author:
Sarah Horton is a multimedia applications specialist at Dartmouth College and the coauthor, with Patrick J. Lynch, of Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites, published by Yale University Press.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Horton, a multimedia applications specialist at Dartmouth College and coauthor of Web Style Design, has written a time-saving, illustrated guide that instructs teachers and facilitators how to put course content on the web. Horton's intelligent and succinct presentation enables teachers to tailor their approach and gradually add other material when reorganizing, updating, and expanding. The focus is on creating sites that are visually attractive, pedagogically useful, and easy to utilize and maintain. For those with little or no experience with web authoring, this guide is a helpful start. For those who have dabbled with a project or two, it can provide guidance to employing further techniques and approaches. Teachers' colleges can also utilize this work for touching on the pedagogical effectiveness of instructional technology. Best of all, educators can use the web without reading about its history, current developments, or future prospects. In addition, helpful notes of advice are scattered throughout, such as information on how to copyright a site. Recommended for most academic libraries.--Leroy Hommerding, Fort Myers P.L. Dist., FL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
With increasing numbers of instructors putting courses on the web, this book is a timely contribution. Horton, a faculty web consultant, details the whole process of placing a course on a website<-->from initial planning to site evaluation<-->so as to provide richer content, interactivity, and opportunities for less stressful study outside the classroom. Where before, Horton explains, students might have visited multiple bricks-and-mortar, or web locales to gather materials on say, Robert Frost, Horton shows how to digitize these materials and include them on a one-stop shopping website. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300087260
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 10.27(h) x 0.78(d)

What People are saying about this

Elizabeth Greene
"Whether . . . to put existing course materials online ... or [for] more ambitious educational endeavor[s] . . . Web Teaching Guide offers a roadmap."
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Laura J. Gurak
This is an original, concise, and practical approach to the subject of Web design and implementation for university faculty.
—(Laura J. Gurak, University of Minnesota)
Lee Honeycutt
"Horton has written one of the best books I have ever seen on the overall process of Website design . . ."
—Lee Honeycutt, Iowa State University
Jo Wood
"This is a valuable guide, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in developing web-based teaching materials."
The Times Higher Education Supplement

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