EFFECTIVE USE OF THE WEB FOR EDUCATION:
Design Principles and Pedagogy
A workshop given at the
Professional and Organizational Development Network
in Higher Education
conference in Haines City, Florida
October 16-19, 1997
The World Wide Web can be used to improve communication,
increase collaboration, and promote active learning.
This workshop explores the Web as used in education,
with the goal of identifying elements and contexts that
promote its effective use. Hands-on exercises demonstrate
one method for developing effective Web pages.
- Workshop Objectives
This workshop explores:
At the end of the workshop you should be able to:
- Why should you use the Web for education?
- How your teaching situation determines what role
the Web can play.
- Planning appropriate structure, goals, and activities
for your course.
- Integrating the Web and email into your class.
- Designing your activities for feedback and evaluation.
- Editing and design principles that support instructional
- How you can evaluate the effectiveness of a Web site.
- Identify levels of Web use in educational activities.
- Construct a conceptual map of a Web site for a course you
- Make decisions on appropriately integrating Web pages into
- Apply editing principles that work for the hypertext medium.
- Conduct a user test to evaluate how well a site works
for a student.
Information Specialist, Computing & Communications
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
- Workshop Outline
- Basic Premises of This Workshop
Teaching and Learning Philosophies
- Uses of the Web in Education
- Understanding the Learning Environment
Using Instructional Technologies
- Activity: Developing a Course
- Feedback and Evaluation
Muddy Points and Clear Points
- Writing for Hypertext
- Usability Testing
- Evaluating Educational Materials
on the Web
© Copyright 1997 University of Washington
Your comments on this class are welcome. Please send email to
Workshop notes URL: http://weber.u.washington.edu/~rells/workshops/pod97/
Last Modified: October 10, 1997.