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CE5560-Elements of the Web


Syllabus for Elements of the Web



Course Information

Title: Elements of the Web: Teaching, Learning & the 21st Century Classroom


CRN: 20019.200892



Educational technology is a rapidly evolving and ever-changing tool. Educators require access to and a working understanding of the latest trends and technologies in order to meet the needs and expectations of today's learners. This course provides a framework which will better enable today's educator to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate these tools into their own classroom(s) using open-source or free technologies as a facilitation mechanism.



Date: 6 December 2007 - 29 February 2008

Location: Lamson Learning Commons, Room 102 and online

Meeting days/time: Thursday 12/6, 1/3, 1/17 and 2/21 (March 6th is our snow day) from 6-9 p.m. EST


Instructor Information

Name: John Martin

E-mail: jemartin@plymouth.edu

Office: Lamson 107

Phone: 603.535.2926

Web: http://oz.plymouth.edu/~jemartin

Blog: http://edventures.whitemountaintech.net

Skype: edventures

Damaka: edventures

Google Talk: rkclmr@gmail.com


Textbook Information


Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts

and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

Will Richardson, Corwin Press 2006

ISBN: 1-4129-2767-6

Online at: http://weblogg-ed.com/book-info/



Social Software in Libraries

Meredith G. Farkas, Information Today, Inc.

ISBN-10: 157387275X

ISBN-13: 978-1573872751

Amazon Link


Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML

Elisabeth and Eric Freeman, O'Reilly Media

ISBN-10: 059610197X

ISBN-13: 978-0596101978

Amazon Link


Web Wizard's Guide to Web Design

James G. Lengel, Addison-Wesley 2002

ISBN-10: 0201745623

ISBN-13: 978-0201745627

Amazon Link


Web Wizard's Guide to Multimedia

James G. Lengel, Addison-Wesley 2002

ISBN-10: 0201745615

ISBN-13: 978-0201745610

Amazon Link




Most of this course will be conducted within a virtual environment. Normal time and space rules do not always apply. However, there are a number of best practices that can serve to guide our online behavior. Check in daily to see what others have posted and to check for new materials


Your presence is often felt in the form of your comments to blog postings or your replies to discussion posts. Sincere and thoughtful posts are considered and valued in the absence of face-to-face (F2F) communication.


Academic Integrity:

It is expected, as in all academic endeavours, that the work presented by the learner is their own original material and that the use of any work belonging to others is cited appropriately. For purposes of copyright, all materials found online are to be considered the intellectual property of their respective author(s). This includes not only text, but audio, video and other web-based media. Even derivative work is protected by copyright unless permission has been obtained either in writing or through the author's implementation of a Creative Commons license.


Course Goals & Objectives

This course will develop within its learners the following:

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Blog - Learners will maintain an individual blog detailing their growth and development as the class progresses. Learners will employ categories to shape their knowledge management strategy. Posts should reflect the learner's research on edublogs and edubloggers with appropriate trackbacks. M03


Wiki - Learners will develop an activity requiring data cultivation, organization and collaborative development employing wiki technology. M04


Class Wiki - Learners will explore a technology of their choice and contribute their findings to a larger class wiki that will grow to include contributions from future classes. M02


Class Bookmarks - Learners will contribute to a class social bookmarking tool, employing appropriate use of tags developed in collaboration with their fellow learners. M03


Class Discussion - Learners will be expected to synthesize and refine their learning in a number of discussion postings. M00-M06



This course was inspired in part by the following resources:

Ulises Mejias :: Syllabus for graduate course on Social Software


Syllabus, HUM 202 -- Toward a Literacy of Cooperation


Virtual Canuck Â» Teaching a Distance education course using educational social software  


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