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RE: [K12OSN] Ignorance is bliss..but this is outrageous...

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This eMail should really come with a disclaimer as the views in it are clearly mine and nothing to do with the university I work for:


Here we have the same thing. Students are being taught packages, not concepts.

We HAVE to keep up-to-date with the latest Dreamweaver package that Macromedia are currently selling… why? I don’t know!

Students leave here fully able to use Dreamweaver to make a webpage but sit them in front of HTML and they don’t know what they are doing.


The best demonstration of this was a student who miss clicked and went to the screen layout where you see the HTML code and the WYSIWYG view.

Not know what the HTML was they highlighted it all, deleted it, and them complained that the machine was miss behaving and had lost there work.


I do feel I have completely gone away from the point of this mailing list!


Will Scurrell

Faculty of Technology



From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Huck
Sent: 23 June 2004 21:31
To: Ltsp
Subject: [K12OSN] Ignorance is bliss..but this is outrageous...


at one of the schools I support..there is a decision being made to incorporate 'FLASH' into the computer curriculm...


Flash in and of itself is not bad...but teaching it as a primary design tool for webpages IS BAD.


It's nearly as bad as teaching Frontpage without explaining HTML or CSS in order to learn how to design and develop a decent website.


I need help in explaining that adhering to a standard and teaching the concepts behind the standard is more important than having flashy moving objects and animations on a website.


The worst part is the people involved in making the ultimate decision and providing the teaching currently have zero experience with Flash or any sort of Web page design.


How would you go about nipping this in the bud given the decision isn't yours?





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