Teaching the Value of Collaboration to the Student Web Developer
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Students who pursue a career in web development generally undertake coursework that provides them with practical experiences employing the latest technology. An equally important skill to the web developer, however, is the ability to interact with both a client and target users to assure that web content meets the identified needs. Although there are numerous course models that describe how to teach technical skills, few models include opportunities to enhance these students' interpersonal skills. In order to increase the level of realism on a standard course assignment to include both types of skills, two university professors implemented a collaborative assignment that required students to develop a web page for real clients. This paper will share the experiences from this short exercise that gave students practice applying their newly acquired HTML skills as well as introduced students to the value of collaborating with clients through an electronic medium.
Harriger, A. & Woods, D. (2000). Teaching the Value of Collaboration to the Student Web Developer. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (pp. 723-724). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved December 11, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/6478.
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