Web Page Template Design EDT 6040 June 19, 2001 David Nolker, CEC, CCE firstname.lastname@example.org www.dtcc.edu/~dnolker Created: June 19, 2001
Why a standard format? • Comfort zone • Instruction friendly • Time saving • Cost saving • End user friendly
Faculty Needs Assessments • Would having a Web site make you a more efficient instructor if your assignments and syllabi were on the Internet? • Should additional courses and design resources be available to help you publish assignments of the Web? • Would having online access allow you to incorporate project-based learning?
Faculty Responses We all ready have enough to do! Why more work? You got to be kidding! Well ok if I don’t have to work too hard and I can stay in my comfort Zone.
Web Design Tips • What are your goals? • Who is intended audience? • Every Web page needs: • An informative title • Author’s identity • contact information • Creation and/or revision date • Link to home page • Organizing Information • Visual Hierarchy • Design Considerations • S C I B (simple and consistent is best) • K I S S Source: Lynch, P.J., Horton, S (1999) Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Instructional age specific The younger the intended audience, use more fun graphics The older the intended audience, use more sophisticated the graphics Web Page Style
Web page Example Delaware Tech Curriculum page
Biggest Obstacle? • Having necessary computers • Basic training • Deciding on format
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