This course focuses on basic web design and HTML. It covers file transfer and UNIX/LINUX servers management and develops understandings of web graphic formats. It also emphasizes user interface, navigation, and instructional design in building web sites.
This was one of the most rewarding courses I took throughout my program. I have always had an interest in coding and how websites are designed but I have never had the opportunity to experience designing one from scratch. Before this course, the extent of my knowledge was using drag and drop interfaces to design web pages and copy and pasting HTML code into the "embed" box. While I was pretty comfortable using these services, I never really understood what all that code meant and I was always curious.
This course presented me with the opportunity to learn a completely new skill from scratch. It definitely brought me out of my comfort zone. There were times I was nervous (because I felt like I had no idea what was going on), frustrated (because I could not get something to work), and completely overwhelmed but I persisted and am so proud of what I was able to accomplish. My culminating project was a website entitled Tigers Can Research. I wanted to create a website that I could actually use with my students. It only made sense to me that if I was going to spend hours and hours hand writing code for an assignment, it should be something that I could use in real life.