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Terry Ann Morris, Ed.D.

Web Design & Instructional Technology

News & Happenings — a Blast from the Past

Keep up-to-date with recent news and happenings — my interests range from web design to instructional technology.

2007 News & Happenings

November 2007

Presented the poster session "Distance Learning Orientation" at the 2007 CIT Conference on Information Technology sponsored by the League of Innovation in the Community College.

March 2007

Several of my ideas for teaching online are included in Patti Shank's new book, Online Learning Idea Book: 95 Proven Ways to Enhance Technology-Based and Blended Learning.

Patti Shank's article in Special Report: Student Collaboration in the Online Classroom provides the Working in Teams materials as an example of a method "to help learners ... to understand team roles, how to be a good team member, and how to resolve conflicts" (p. 9).

February 2007

Presented the audio poster session "Distance Learning Orientation" at the 2007 IOC - Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning.

January 2007

Invited to serve as a course reviewer for Blackboard's 2007 Exemplary Course Program.

2006 News & Happenings

December 2006

Completed my Fall 2006 Department of Instructional Technology Fellowship project: Distance Learning Orientation. These materials are available to anyone and provide an introduction to online learning, Blackboard (version 6), and basic computer skills.

August 2006

3rd Edition Cover

The 3rd edition of my textbook, Web Development and Design Foundations with XHTML, has been published.

Addison-Wesley's The Loop featured my article, Developing Designers for Today's Web.

June 2006

Invited to be a Course Reviewer Consultant for the Illinois Online Network at the Univerisity of Illinois as part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Project.

March 2006

Won the 2006 Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Award (Online Course Category) for my CIS218/WEB240 E-Commerce Development online course.

This is a national competition in which courses were judged by a rigorous rubric including components such as online pedagogy and use of technology.

Blackboard September 2006 Newsletter
Blackboard Press Release  
Access the Course)
Blackboard Educate Innovate Blog
Lindeman on eLearning Blog
Virgil Varvel's Education Exploration Blog
Harper CIS Blog

February 2006

Presented "A Case for Case Studies" at the 2006 IOC - Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning in February 2006.

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Tenth Edition 2005-2006
This is the third year in a row that one of my students who was listed in an honor publication nominated me as the teacher who has been most influential during their academic career. Thank you!

2005 News & Happenings

Keep up to date with recent news and happenings -- my interests range from web design to instructional technology.

November 2005

Attended the World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) National Advisory Board Articulation meeting in Las Vegas, NV.

Fall 2005

Awarded William Rainey Harper College Department of Instructional Technology Fellowship to develop multimedia E-Commerce Business Ethics Case Studies.

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Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) listed my website E-Commerce Business Ethics Case Study in the Business/E-Commece, Information Technology/E-Commerce, and Business/Management Information Systems categories.

September 2005

Appointed to the 2005-2006 World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) Advisory Board.

August 2005

Web Developer Foundations: Using XHTML, 2nd Edition

Web Developer Foundations textbook

Addison-Wesley Higher Education is the publisher for the 2nd edition of my textbook, Web Developer Foundations: Using XHTML.

What's new in the second editon?
Additional Case Studies, New Checkpoint Feature, Expanded XHTML Table Coverage, Expanded CSS Formatting Coverage, New Chapter on CSS Page Layout, Expanded Web Design Chapter, Expanded Web Development Chapter, New Online Chapter Review Crossword Puzzles,

Expanded "Web Developer Handbook" on textbook companion CD with XHTML Reference, File Management Tutorial, Using FTP Tutorial, Microsoft FrontPage 2003 Tutorials, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Tutorials, Comparison of XHTML and HTML, and CSS Reference. More information...

June 2005

Attended Illinois Working Connections Information Technology Faculty Development Institute in Springfield in June 2005.

May 2005

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Ninth Edition 2004-2005
One of my students who was listed in an honor publication nominated me as the teacher who has been most influential during her academic career.

Quoted in the May 2005 FedTech Magazine "Under the Hood" article:

"Good design is important because it will help visitors feel comfortable on your site, which translates into longer visits and the opportunity to provide them with services or products," notes Terry Morris, assistant professor of computer information systems at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Ill.

Morris, a Web development textbook author, says site developers must focus on seven areas: organization, navigation, page design and layout, text and graphic design, functionality, multimedia use and accessibility.

"Weaving all of these components together in a combination that appeals to your target audience and meets your clients' needs is the goal of Web design," she says.

April 2005

Presented "Using Classroom Assessment Techniques in Online Courses" at the 2005 TCC - Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.

February 2005

Presented "Cheating and Plagiarism in the Information Age" at the 2005 IOC - Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning in February 2005.

January 2005

Working In Teams

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) listed my learning object Working in Teams in the Education/Teaching and Technology/Best Teaching Practices/Cooperative Learning Category.

Topics include Teams, Virtual Teams, Team Roles, Productive Teams, Resolving Conflicts, First Meeting, and Student Success Stories. Student reflection activities are provided.


2002-2004 News