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Creating a presence on the web

This practical workshop has educators in mind and is simply designed to remove the mysteries associated with online publishing, web hosting and establishing your own domain presence on the web.


The workshop is designed for educators who wish to take their use of the Internet that one step further. The hands-on session is designed for educators, without prior knowledge in web page or domain name creation, who would like to know how to setup a personal or course based web site as well as a related blog (web log) and/or image gallery that supports their research, teaching and academic roles.

Software packages and web based applications that will be utilized and presented during the workshop include:
  • Trivantis Lectora, Dreamweaver or RapidWeaver
  • Blogger: a simple to use web based tool that allows you to create and manage your own blog
  • Flickr and/or Picassa: an online image hosting service
  • Web Hosting Control Panel: a web based interface that illustrates how web sites and domains are managed
The other materials that will be created during the workshop will all be published on the Internet.


At the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:
  • Preparing and organizing resources for your web publishing project
  • Create a web site using templates or from scratch
  • Add pages, text, navigation, and images
  • Import text files, images, audio, video, animations into your web site
  • Publish/distribute content in HTML or CD formats
  • Create and manage a blog
  • Publish quickly and efficiently to your blog via email or a simple two click web based process
  • Manage web space and personal web domain

Links regarding educational blogs and the pros and cons of using technology in the classroom...

Educational Weblogs. A resource site for teachers and educators interested in or actually using weblogs.

EdBlogger Praxis. Examples of educational blogs.

Blogs. Excellent resource for educators interested in trying out weblogs.

eSchool News Online. Panelists: Blogs are changing education: Winners of the first-ever 'Best of the Education Blog' Awards discuss blogging's impact on teaching and learning.

eduBlogs.org. this organisation provides free weblogs for teachers, researchers and educators in general.

Educating the Net Generation Proceedings. August 18 and September 19, 2005.

Addressing faculty concerns about distance learning. Jennifer McLean, Ph.D. Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The TLT group: The Seven Principles of Good Practice: Using Technology to Improve Learning Outcomes.

The TLT group. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever. This survey asks you to share your favorite ways for using computers, video, the Internet and similar technologies to help students learn.

When Good Technology Means Bad Teaching. Giving professors gadgets without training can do more harm than good in the classroom, students say.

The 361° Model for Transforming Teaching and Learning with Technology. Focusing technology initiatives on learning while aligning them with the institutional mission can transform teaching and learning.

What Students Say About Emerging Practices and Learning Technology. This powerpoint presentation may surprise you.

Adopting Digital Technologies in the Classroom: 10 Assessment Questions.

Tech Made Easy. It’s not all about gadgets and gear by Todd Oppenheimer.

PresentationZen. An excellent blog focused upon better powerpoint presentations.

Otterman speaks... The definitive blog about life, macs, science and education.

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