Friday 22nd May, 2015
11:00am to 11:30am
At the start of the year, I am often surprised that only about 1 in 15 of my students has ever tinkered with code or tried to build a website. They say they feel quite intimated by learning these new skills. Yet, of course, every one of them routinely surfs the net on a daily basis.
When teaching my first year undergraduates, I go back to basics, getting the students to actively appreciate what they have come to know about the web as experienced web users. This provides them with a great starting point for learning new skills in design and code.
Through trial and error over the years, I have found that keeping the assignment brief clear and focussed around basic conventions and principles of web design really builds students’ confidence and willingness to learn. Becoming overly conceptual and too technical puts up unnecessary barriers to learning and experimenting.
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