This site is in BETA, so expect typos, mistakes, sudden reorganizations, and things to be missing.
This is texo textura, a Web site devoted to Web pedagogy: the teaching of Web programming and design.
The definition is important. There are many sites out there that talk about Web-based pedagogy and how to use the Web to facilitate learning and instruction, but there seems to be a corresponding lack of Web sites dealing with the pegadogy of the Web itself.
We are here to discuss Web design, not its application.
I am looking for anecdotes and horror stories of problems encountered in the teaching of Web design and programming. Just so those of you pulling out your hair can take comfort in the fact you are not alone.
There is, in case you were wondering, contact information on the [who] page. Trying to avoid the ego trip of having my addres on the main page.
First we vent a little, then we begin looking for solutions.
The next two myth items have been posted:
And they even have links to external resources. We're cooking with heat now! At some point I think I will set my official goal at one new article a week, though for now I am happy to be trying to get caught up. I was a bad boy. I created this is March and then proceeded to do nothing with it.
It is brand-spanking new, and thus news in and of itself.
The goal is to build this site into a community project devoted to effective Web pedagogy, which is to say, pedagogy for teaching Web design and programming.
This site will be getting its grand debut on March 30th at the Course Technology conference in San Francisco. Perhaps I may see you there.
Things that will be here, eventually:
Summer is here, so I have time to start working on this in earnest. Hurrah!
I have set up a maling list for Texo Textura. If people would like to paricipate, drop me a line (I haven't set up a subscription page yet). Contact info is on the [who] page.
Although I do have unlimited bandwidth, I do not have unlimited server space, so I am not planning on setting up a discussion board in the nearby future. That may change, since I really should learn how to operate one anyway.
And if you are visiting, feel free to point out typos to me. Otherwise many of them will go undiscovered until some terribly inappropriate and embarrassing moment.
The first two myth items have been posted:
If I start getting people interested in contributing input, I will expland these to have more feedback than my own. But for now people get to listen to me kvetch. Fortunately, it is more constructive kvetching than I had actually intended.