Web Module Creation Assignment
Students, with the instructor's permission, may opt to
create a new web module assignment for the course. This is worth a maximum of 400 points. (Yes, this
means that there is built-in extra credit for completing this assignment.) The module must
fit both the chronological (1945-present) and topical (the world) boundaries
of this 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. The student who elects this option
will also give his/her permission to the instructor for the module to
become a part of the course (with credit for the creation of the module
to the student and with slight html modifications, as required, by the
can work in a team of two on this assignment, but more work will
be expected. Viraj David, a former student, has created a short video that shows you how to create a simple website using Blogger/Blogspot (free, blog software). You do not have to be a master of web design to do this assignment.
To obtain your
instructor's permission, 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
Annotated list of web
Charlie's History Writing Center for
specific information on the writing requirements that you should follow.
- You need to properly credit the source of the photo, including a URL if relevant.
Any link that you list in your web resources must include a short annotation of why the link is useful.
- 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.
See the short video by Viraj David on how to create a webpage using a blog. This is a quick and easy way to put your content online.
- Do not use any commercially-available multimedia materials because of copyright concerns.
Sites created in a foreign language are welcome.
- You may wish to consult the resources such as my
New Web Design Center.
To submit your module, send an email properly
identifying yourself and your module topic. Attach your web page as an html file and
also attach any graphic files to the e-mail message. Your module must
be submitted in unit 13 of the course. I will
critique your module, and then expect you to make revisions before assigning a final
grade. If you do not want your module to become part of the course,
please state that explicitly when you opt for this assignment.
- The web module assignment project is worth a
maximum of 400 points--Yes, built-in extra credit.
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