Open Thread: How Do You Teach Web Skills?

ku-bigpicAs a literature professor, I’m very used to designing classes to teach students to analyze literary texts, theory, and to improve writing. Teaching students how to use software or applications, however, is not something I’m used to. Next semester I’ll be teaching an introduction to digital humanities course, and am planning to incorporate a little HTML and CSS (markup languages that power webpages) training in my course. This will be the first time I’ve ever taught such skills, and I’m wondering whether ProfHacker readers can offer any advice on best practices or useful texts.

How would you structure such a course to make it more robust than a tutorial? Could you and would you incorporate available web tutorials such as Lynda or Codagogy into your course? Do you teach web skills in your classes? Let us know in the comments below.

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