... part of George North's and Teacher Explorer Center's Web site at UNO ... Updated: December 8, 1999
WWW Site Development for Educators EDCI 4993-604, Fall 1999
4:30 to 7:15, Wednesdays
and in class activities for December 8.
Why do you want to print this document? It is linked to many other important documents -- your printed copy is linked to the death of trees.

Your Home Page -- Links to Explore -- Search the Web -- more than visits.

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House Keeping
  • I want to extend to you and your family --- Best wishes during this holiday season.
  • Also, I want you to know that it is my great privilege to share this semester with you. You allow me to realize my goals as an educator. Thanks, thanks, thanks!
  • What is important to know?
  • What is possible?
  • In 1899, the head of the US Paten office declared that "... everything worth inventing has already been invented ..."
  • This year, and our few months together proved to be a watershed in Information Science.
    1. More then at anytime -- and from many directions --
    2. Software as a service
    3. Telephones as computers
    4. Ubiquitous Networking
    5. Fall Comdex -- not about computers or computer programs
    6. Red Hat Software
    7. and ... there is still XML!
  • Does anyone trade stocks?
    1. A word processor
    2. A spreadsheet
    3. A database
    4. A message system
  • This is the document metaphor I spoke of during our first classes together.
  • Everything is not rosy
    1. Remember all the problems we had in class with the web server
    2. The internet itself is not fail-proof
    3. The spread of macro-viruses
    4. We are still stuck with buying computers
    5. We're still stuck with buying computer programs
    6. There's no more dangerous place for your data than on a laptop?
  • Anybody internet shop?
  • Do you want your personal web site to live at UNO beyond this Semester? I will give you a permanent private area that you can access with FTP using your own UserName and Password. This site will remain available to you for as long as you continue to make changes and additions to the site. The restrictions are: (1) the site must be predominately educational in its nature; and (2) your site must comply with guidelines of all schools with which you are associated.
  • Anyone still have one of my books.
  • Last week's picture

  • Wednesday, December 8 Our Final Exam: What will it be?
    Thursday, December 9 Final Exams
    Friday, December 10 Final Exams
    Tuesday, December 14 Final grades available on TOPS

    Prior Dates Description
    Wednesday, August 25 see Old Syllabus
    Wednesday, September 1 see Old Syllabus
    Monday, September 6 Labor Day
    Wednesday, September 8 see Old Syllabus
    Friday, September 10 Final date to drop courses or resign and not have courses recorded.
    Saturday, September 11 Rosh HaShanah
    Monday, September 13 Final date to change from credit to audit.
    Wednesday, September 15 see Old Syllabus
    Monday, September 20 Yom Kippur

    Final date to resign and get 50% refund.
    Wednesday, September 22 see Old Syllabus
    Monday, September 27 My son Denny's birthday, visit his web site
    Monday, October 4 Final date to resign and get a 25% refund.
    Wednesday, September 29 see Old Syllabus
    Wednesday, October 6 see Old Syllabus
    Thursday, October 7 Mid-semester break
    Friday, October 8 Mid-semester break
    Monday, October 11 Mid-semester examination period
    Tuesday, October 12 Mid-semester examination period
    Wednesday, October 13 see Old Syllabus
    Thursday, October 14 Mid-semester examination period
    Friday, October 15 Mid-semester examination period
    Wednesday, October 20 John Dewey's Birthday
    see Old Syllabus
    Monday, October 25 Final Drop Date?
    Wednesday, October 27 see Old Syllabus
    Friday, October 29 My Wife's Birthday, visit her Web Site
    Monday, November 1 Phase 1 Registration for 2000 Spring Semester begins.
    Wednesday, November 3 see Old Syllabus
    Wednesday, November 10 see Old Syllabus
    Monday, November 15 My Father's Birthday, visit his Web SIte
    Wednesday, November 17 see Old Syllabus
    Saturday, November 20 Last day of Saturday classes
    Wednesday, November 24 Class Canceled
    Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving
    Wednesday, December 1 see Old Syllabus
    Friday, December 3 Last day of regular classes
    Monday, December 6 Final Exams
    Tuesday, December 7 Final Exams


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    Required reading for this class will be selected World Wide Web sites as indicated each week in the syllabus. These will be found using the link at the top of this page titled "Links to Explore." From time to time we will mention and discuss some of the available texts covering this topic. You are encouraged to bring to class any books you find interesting and share these with the rest of us. Bring books and other recourses to class is one way to satisfy the class participation requirement.

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  • Knowledgeable in the use of computers
  • An eMail address
  • Good work ethic
  • This course is intended to help educators acquire a working knowledge of electronic Information Networks. Begun in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web (WWW or W3) didn't appear in popular culture until after 1995. Today, web site addresses seem to be everywhere. Do you really know what -- http://www.ed.uno.edu/index.html -- is?

    We will discuss how teachers can use WWW sites in curricula development. Especially, we will attempt to show how developing WWW sites themselves will make teachers more productive. There is a substantial initial investment in building your own web sites, but once started, it will be easier for you and "for others" to reuse your work. It may be "for others" is most significant. Not only do educators directly benefit from their own work, they benefit from all the other educator built web sites. One example of a great web site to link to you own site is: http://ed.uno.edu/. This is the hyper linked part of WWW.

    We will learn that the WWW is just one example of a hyper linked environment ... that the web is the best known prototype of an information network. It is my expectation that you will come to understand that no one benefits from information networks more than educators.

    Most of this class will be conducted as a business, we will be web publishers. We will be planners, copy writers, editors, graphic artists, and technologists. We will learn what is a web server, how to build one, what is needed to start a web site from scratch. We will also discuss what are the future WWW trends.

    Information Networks:
  • provide educators with access to abundant resources;
  • provide students with new ways to participate in knowledge creation;
  • provide simultaneous access to information and publishing;
  • bring us closer to the goal of Universal Education;
  • empower students, decreasing the roll of teachers as purveyors of knowledge;
  • make teachers and students partners in learning;
  • join together teachers, students, parents, and community members;
  • build Communities of Learners in a single location (the classroom);
  • join learning scenarios with abundant resources;
  • The goal is learning -- taking place in a social context where knowledge is created from information with action guided by pedagogy.

    We will build information networks!

    Objectives | Top | Important Dates | Texts & Resources | Course Description |
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    Helping educators develop the skills needed to build WWW sites for themselves (home pages), for their classrooms, and for their schools are the foundation for the objectives of this class.

    Students will be given the opportunity:
  • To develop the vocabulary needed to understand the terminology found in web site development.
  • To improve competency in identifying appropriate uses of WWW in their classroom.
  • To improve conceptual understanding of all the skills and technologies needed to operate a WWW server.
  • To improve the computer skills needed to aid in classroom management.
  • To build the skills needed to teach other educators about WWW site development.
  • To demonstrate competency in a broad range of the above skills.

  • Evaluation | Top | Important Dates | Texts & Resources | Course Description |
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    Please note that it is possible to earn more than 100 points. Read carefully each of the six evaluation areas below. Hint ... follow the links to details of each area.

  • 30 points - Individual WWW site project -- Build a personal WWW site
  • 10 points - Mid-semester exam -- Who will be first to ask me about it?
  • 30 points - Group semester project: rebuild College of Education WWW site.
  • ------------ Final exam -- "In class presentation"
  • 20 points - Participation -- attendance and contributions to in class activities.
  • 20 points - Emma -- Weekly written assignments posted to our list server.

  • Final grade will be based in large on student's self-evaluation. Remember, self-evaluations are due at the beginning of our last class -- Wednesday, December 1, 1999.

    Grading | Top | Important Dates | Texts & Resources | Course Description |
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  • A = 90 - 100 points
  • B = 80 - 89
  • C = 70 - 79
  • etc.

  • Who is
    George North
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    Today, I am Ph.D. candidate in the College of Education, Curriculum & Instruction. In my past life, for 30 years, I was a systems analyst, programmer, Information Systems manager, and computer consultant. I earned a B.S. in Liberal Arts from the University of the State of New York, and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of New Orleans. My goal is to teach at the college level ... to help educators integrate Information networks into their daily lives as teachers and learners.

    George North
    Office: ED 308A
    Phone: 280-6523
    Home: 834-1891
    eMail: gnorth@mac.com
    Web Site: http://georgenorth.net/~george/georgeHome.php
    Office Hours:
    Monday: 3:30 - 4:30
    Monday: 7:15 - 8:15 PM
    Also by appointment

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