Site hosted by Build your free website today!

IT 3240: Creating Effective On-line Instruction (Course Home Page)

The purpose of this four lesson mini-course is to provide teachers with a general understanding of web design basics including the principles for effective visual layout, form creation and submission, and navigation design. It does not cover the creation of graphics. The learner is directed to courses using Illustrator, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Freehand MX, Fireworks MX or other bitmap and vector graphic design applications. To start the lessons, click on the links below. Each lesson can also be accessed in sequence from within each lesson.

  1. Lesson 1: Basic HTML: Building the Stage
  2. Lesson 2: Visual Design Principles for Site Design
  3. Lesson 3: Designing Effective Navigation Structures
  4. Lesson 4: Using Forms for Instructional Assessment

You may contact me through my e-mail:

(For the purposes of MCT 3110, only Lesson 3 has been fully developed. All other lesson links use a lesson template as a placeholder link. Also, this is a bogus e-mail address above.)

Using this site:

This site makes use of some symbols to help you understand important information and tasks. Each lesson begins with an introduction page giving general background information and what you can expect to learn by the end of the lesson. The main content is presented in a Lesson Presentation page. This page will provide information, allow you to take a self-quiz (with a link to the quiz answers), and provide you with some practice applying the lesson content. The practice also has answers provided by clicking on a link in that section. The lesson concludes with a summary page which restates the general things learned and provides an assignment. The assignment should be done in a text editor and e-mailed to me by the indicated due date.

Indicates a main section in the lesson content.

Indicates a task to be completed by the learner.

Indicates answers to a quiz or practice task.

Answer pages for quizzes and practices will have a light yellow background to help identify they are not part of the lesson instruction.

All quizzes will come up in a pop-up window. To return to the main site, simply close the pop-up window of your browser.