Print

Print


        Reported by Gene Kerstiens via Rick Sheets' email account
          Winter Institute, January 6, 1998, Summary of Session
                          19th Annual Institute

  WEATHER REPORT:  67 DEGREES IN SMOG-FREE SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
                           Tuesday, January 6

Presenters and Trainers:  Rick Sheets, Paradise Valley Community College

& Bill Mathis, South Mountain Community College
"Computer Literacy and Beyond"

     Originally the plan was to break participants into two groups, the
Haves & the Have Nots in terms of experience with internet
communication.  One group, those who presently need email skills, were
to visit one campus and those wanting to work on preparing a website at
the other.  But the email level site was not available because of
unforeseen facility remodeling activity.  Innovatively, the two
presenters worked through the night on a plan to effectively combine the
two groups for a day of orientation, training, and, unbelievably, the
production of a web page.  Some members, the writer included, were
doubtful that such a diverse group could be served.  But results of this
venture surprised us.

     The session began with a brief history of the networking system.
Web-based instruction began while focusing on Netscape as a presentation
tool, then web page design, and finally an explanation of terms: server,
client, web page,web site, URL, hypertext, hypermedia, FTP, and html.
References to definitions of these terms listed in a locally prepared
training manual made the meaning of technical language clear as
presenters explained their application to preparing a web page and
establishing a website.

Using the web building features of Netscape Navigator Gold, twenty
participants were sheparded through the process of completing one web
page consisting of the following:  the composer's name, photograph
(which was taken and prepared the day before), a brief biographical
sketch, and email address, if any.  These were saved and and will appear
on line within a matter of hours.  So if you would like to meet members
of this year's Winter Institute group,  touch the appropriate links on
the Winter Institute Website
<http//:www.pvc.maricopa.edu/winterinstitute/>
You are invited to view this product, evidence that this day's work
exceeded expectations.

Talk with you tomorrow,

Gene Kerstiens
<[log in to unmask]>
         and
<[log in to unmask]>