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
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.
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).
Presented the audio poster session "Distance Learning Orientation" at the 2007 IOC - Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning.
Invited to serve as a course reviewer for Blackboard's 2007 Exemplary Course Program.
2006 News & Happenings
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attended the World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) National Advisory Board Articulation meeting in Las Vegas, NV.
Awarded William Rainey Harper College Department of Instructional Technology Fellowship to develop multimedia E-Commerce Business Ethics Case Studies.
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.
Appointed to the 2005-2006 World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) Advisory Board.
Web Developer Foundations: Using XHTML, 2nd Edition
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...
Attended Illinois Working Connections Information Technology Faculty Development Institute in Springfield in June 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.
Presented "Using Classroom Assessment Techniques in Online Courses" at the 2005 TCC - Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Presented "Cheating and Plagiarism in the Information Age" at the 2005 IOC - Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning in February 2005.
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.