June 16, 1999
Introduction to on-line syllabi and course pages
The role of the syllabus in the course
The syllabus as contract (Bill will lead this discussion)
Clarity and Learning Disabled students (handout on working
with LD students)
Discussion of sample web pages (selected at random from last semester's
offerings at Drew)
Sample on-line syllabi
(syllabus is posted on the web but contains no links)
Limited "Dynamic syllabus"
(some links to important information)
syllabus" (links to many additional resources)
(too many links, loads slowly, & too labor intensive)
Sample course pages (the main page for the class--note that the syllabus
is a link from
the first four examples)
design with colors
(using table function--note that this fits onto one screen)
all in one class page and syllabus
complex all in one class page and syllabus
information, and links
Introduction to web design I
Discussion of what you want your course page and syllabus to look like
and what you
want it to achieve.
Introduction to web design II
Discussion of thoughts about computers and composition in response to the
Discussion of syllabus ideas.
Discussion of personal web pages.
English department composition
instructor pages (look for yours here!)
departmental page for everyone to modify
Introduction to personal web page design
Sample personal pages (selected at random)
Very basic design with
picture but no links
page design with picture (all on one page--internal links only)
design without picture (all on one page--internal links only)
page design--no picture or personal data (external links to syllabi)
tables and images (all on one page--internal links only)
page using tables (single screen--external links only)
page using tables and images (single screen--external links only)
page with all the bells and whistles (single screen--external links
option (external links only)
(select other pages to view from
Folks you might know:
Making personal pages--just do it!
Please read the following (available in the k:drive):
Gail Hawisher & Cynthia Selfe. "Reflections on Computers and
at the Century's End."
Tim Mayers and Kevin Swafford. "Reading the Networks of Power:
'Critical Thinking' in Computerized Classrooms."
about the extent to which you feel comfortable integrating the internet
into your class. Play around with possible layouts/syllabi (blank syllabi
available in the k:drive "handouts" folder). Bring a paper draft
or save into the k:drive