Welcome to the companion Web site for the book Web Teaching Guide: A practical approach to creating course Web sites. Here you can gain easy access to the books and Web sites referenced in the book. You can also gain access to the case studies, Web site reviews, articles, and discussion forums on the Web Teaching site at Dartmouth College.
Web Teaching Guide is for educators who are thinking of adding a Web site component to their classroom teaching. It is aimed at novice Web authors and at those who have dabbled with Web site authoring and would like to refine their efforts. The book is divided into five chapters: planning, developing content, creating the site, using the site, and site assessment. The planning chapter begins with a means and readiness assessment to be done prior to beginning a course site project, then concludes with planning a site and constructing a site structure. The next chapter is on developing content: the type of materials you can put on the Web, where you can find them, and how you can use them. The chapter concludes with a discussion of copyright both as a user and a creator of content. The next chapter on creating the site covers designing a page layout, establishing a site framework, and adding in content. Using the site covers strategies for encouraging student participation and incorporating the site into the curriculum, and the final chapter on site assessment covers methods for evaluating the site's effectiveness. There are illustrations and Web site examples throughout the book, and each chapter contains at least one case study from educators who are currently using the Web in their teaching.
About the author
My name is Sarah Horton. I am an instructional technology specialist at Dartmouth College, where I provide instructional technology support for faculty using technology in the curriculum. I am also co-author with Patrick J. Lynch of Web Style Guide: Basic design principles for creating Web sites, also published by Yale University Press.
Praise for Web Teaching Guide
High school and university educators about to put their courses online would do well to invest in Sarah Horton's Web Teaching Guide. ... [The] information Horton delivers will prove a valuable and thorough resource.
The Web Teaching Guide is a clear, practical, yet sophisticated how-to guide for developing a Web site as a supplemental resource for a traditional "face-to-face" academic course.
Tom Grieves, Arizona State University Libraries, Art Documentation
This is a valuable guide, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in developing web-based teaching materials. Its readable style and constructive advice make it useful to those managing and delivering web-based teaching whether as a minor supplement to conventional teaching or as a fully fledged distance-teaching resource.
Jo Wood, The Times Higher Education Supplement
Whether the reader simply wants to put existing course materials online ... or has a more ambitious educational endeavor in mind ... Web Teaching Guide offers a road map.
Elizabeth Greene, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Horton has written one of the best books I have ever seen on the overall process of Web site design without getting bogged down in the details of HTML coding. Web Teaching Guide provides an excellent process overview for academic Web site design.
Lee Honeycutt, Iowa State University
This is an original, concise, and practical approach to the subject of Web design and implementation for university faculty.
Laura J. Gurak, University of Minnesota