Digital Guyana

Week 1 – HTML and social networking

Posted on: July 23, 2009

I Know HTML

We’ve just finished teaching the HTML and social networking part of the course.

We were really pleased with how all the groups took to writing HTML. For a handful the lesson was a refresher course; for most HTML was completely unknown to them beforehand.

However, each day we got through all the material we wanted to teach and we were impressed by how the students built on the basic information we gave them, experimenting and trying different things out.

In the afternoons we discussed the uses of social networking beyond the personal. We tied this in to the particular interests and experiences of the different groups – the school students, teachers and community groups all brought their own perspectives to issues such as crowdsourcing, online collaboration and community engagement.

We had some really good, wide-ranging discussions – it’s fair to say it went better than I had hoped.

Tomorrow we’re offering the first of our specialisms – a morning of more advanced HTML for those that want to learn more. Next week we’ll be moving on to tackle CSS and then blogging.

Incidentally, in due course, all the materials from the course will be going up on this blog and the wiki (for which the link escapes me just now).

(Pic – I Know HTML by kk+)

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