Web Module Creation Assignment
The Maiden Tower (Giz Galasi) in the old town section of Baku, Azerbaijan dates to the twelfth century and stands almost 100 ft high. Photo credit: Lindsay Fincher
|Students, with the instructor's permission, may opt to
create a new web module assignment for your course. This is worth a maximum of 300 points. (Yes, this
means that there is built-in extra credit for completing this assignment.) The module must
fit both the chronological and topical boundaries
of your course and should generally follow the same format--style variations
are permitted and encouraged--as the other module assignments in the course. This assignment will reflect a significant amount of work on the student's part. You do not have to be a web-master to do this assignment.
- Send an email explaining your proposed
module topic and why you want to do it. Your
instructor can supply you with a list of possible topics depending on
your interests. You should look at some of the already-existing course modules to get a good idea of what is possible.
- Each module must have the following components.
- Graphics or other media resources
- Background text, written by the student,
of approximately 250-300 words
- An essay assignment for future students based
on the material in the module
- Recommended books
- Annotated list of web
resources (a minimum of 10 to 15 sources needed)
- Please consult Charlie's History Writing Center for
specific information on the writing requirements that you should follow.
- You need to use to properly credit the source of each photo used, including a URL if relevant.
- Any links that you list in your web resources must include a short annotation.
- You can use the resources on the NVCC Library page to help
you with finding recommended books and websites and other sources for
use on your web page.
- You may choose to listen to some short remarks by your instructor about this assignment
as a mp3 file. You can also read the instructions as
a txt file.
- Please look for any materials that you can find online about how to create a web page using a blog. (I believe that there is something by Viraj David, a former student.) This is a quick and easy way to put your content online.
- There are many different tools that you might use to create a website: Google sites, Composer (part of the Mozilla project), Blogger/Blogspot, Jimdo, Webnode, Weebly, Wix, Spruz (not really a website creator), Dreamweaver, and many more. Weebly and Wix are both pretty easy to use.
- Do not use any commercially-available multimedia materials because of copyright concerns. You can use images from the
copyright free image banks that are commercially available.
- Sites created in a foreign language are welcome, if you
would prefer to do that.
- You may wish to consult the resources such as my New Web Design Center.
- When you are ready, send me the URL of your work for feedback. You should make make your revisions before receiving a final
grade. Your work will then become part of the course and be available online; so do a great job!
- The web module assignment project is worth a
maximum of 300 points.
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