New iteration: Web Design Basics for Librarians eCourse
For Immediate Release
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Web Design Basics for Librarians. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on September 10, 2018.
Diane Kovacs, an experienced web designer and online instructor, will show you how to design attractive, clear, and accessible webpages and give you the foundation for learning more.
Week 1: Introduction to the Course; Accessibility Validation and Usability Testing
- HTML and CSS Skills Self Assessment
- Usability Testing and Accessibility Validation
Week 2: User Centered Design; Needs Assessment and Design Planning
- User-Centered Design
- Plan First: Needs Assessment and Design Plan for Class Project
- Design Next: Needs Assessment and Design Plan for Class Project
- Implement Last: Repeat Needs Assessment and Design Plan for Class Project.
- Draft a Needs Assessment and Design Plan
Week 3: Topics Web Design Standards and Basic Concepts: Creating a Basic Web Page (HTML5 Standards)
- Web Design Standards
- HTML5 Basic Concepts Lecture
- Creating and Validating an HTML5 Basic web Page.
Week 4: Topics: CSS for Style and Layout (External CSS3 Standards)
- CSS3 Basics
- Creating and Validating an External Cascading Style Sheet (CSS3) for Layout and Style
About the Instructor
Diane Kovacs is a consultant, teacher, and librarian. She has nine years' experience teaching online in library schools, for both the University of Illinois and San Jose State University. An instructional designer and trainer, she has developed courses for public and academic librarians on technology usage, library instruction, web design, government documents, virtual reference, and electronic collection development. In 2000 she received the "Documents to the People" award from the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT).
Registration for this ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions facilitated eCourse, which begins on September 10, 2018, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.
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