WEATHER REPORT: 67 DEGREES IN SMOG-FREE SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Presenters and Trainers: Rick Sheets, Paradise Valley Community
& 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
You are invited to view this product, evidence that this day's work exceeded expectations.
Talk with you tomorrow,
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