University of Virginia
EDLF 589: Maintaining Web Pages
One (1) graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Sparks
In this course participants will cover the acquisition of web design skills, including: planning, designing, and maintaining effective web sites. They will use an HTML edition, basic HTML tags, and learn the elements that create an effective web page for use in the K-12 educational field. Participants will plan and design appropriate lesson plan content that meet the Virginia SOL through the use of the World Wide Web and the web pages they create.
· To effectively integrate web pages created by teachers to address the learning needs of their students.
· To integrate the use of teacher designed web pages to enhance the learning in the K-12 curriculum.
Prerequisite: Tools for Creating Internet Information or a course that introduces basic HTML concepts.
· To create and modify web pages using a basic HTML editor.
· To create a basic understanding of the structure and conventions of an HTML document.
· To be able to identify and create basic HTML tags
· To be able to apply good web site design practices to the creation of effective web pages
· To create a web site with logically organized file structure.
· To be able to integrate graphic objects into a web page
· To understand and apply best practices for utilizing web sites for instruction
· To create web sites to facilitate learning in a variety of classroom settings (one computer to computer lab use)
The Virginia SOL Manual
Students will be expected to:
Successful completion of this course includes
Participation in course discussion
Completion of a web site that incorporates
Attendance in class sessions
University of Virginia Honor Code:
All work should be pledged in the spirit of the Honor System of the University of
Virginia. The instructor will indicate which assignments and activities are to be done individually and which permit collaboration. Students signed the pledge when filing their course materials. Students can refer to the University Graduate Record (pages 36 & 37) for more information concerning the Honor Code.
Special Needs: If you are a student with special needs you should let the instructor and the Staff Development Office know as soon as possible prior to the beginning of class.
This course carries the grades of Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U). To receive a satisfactory grade, students must earn a minimum of 85 points
Attendance and participation (30 points)
Web site content/Instructional Relevance (40 points)
Web site organization and design (30 points)
Creating Essential Questions
Disney: Inquiry-Based Learning
Step Zero: What to do before Searching
Four NETS for Better Searching
Process Guides to building Web Activities
Web Page Design Links
Lesson Planning and Web Pages
Instructional design and web sites
Importance of file structure
Storyboarding and Site Planning
Review of HTML Basics
Review of HTML Editor (Microsoft Word)
Searching: Becoming a Better Searcher
Exploring Web Resources
Finding Appropriate Materials on the Web
Evaluating Web Pages
Creating with HTML
Designing your site
Inserting components into a web page
Integrating web sites into instruction
Using FTP to transfer files to server
Creating your web presence for instruction
Participants in this course will create a website for use in their classroom with the content they are tasked to teach. The site will incorporate links to files (a PowerPoint show), links to other web sites, images and sounds (sound could be part of the PowerPoint show file).
Source: Syllabus based on a course syllabus created by LL Burg 1998 and Maurya Schweizer offered in February 2003 by the University of Virginia.