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Handouts, Guides & Tutorials

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler



Subject Guide to the Handouts

This page is in active development. Links that don't work today, will be functional RSN.

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Of Community Interest


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Culture in Cyberspace

For the Newcommers
Advice for the Newcomer to Cyberspace

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Finding Things

The Database Finder
I wanted to learn more about the research databases at the library and I wanted to learn php. My Database Finder is the result.
The Invisible Web
Search engines don't index everything on the web. Tips on how to find things that aren't seen by the search engines.
Collect search engine stuff

HTML Resources

These tutorials are for versions much older than the current HTML. But I keep them around to remind myself how much fun it was to learn this stuff.
Making Accessible Web Pages
This paper was written to accompany a workshop on accessibility, conducted at the RECAP 2003 conference at West Chester University, West Chester, PA, It helps people to understand the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how best to code pages so that they are truly accessible to everybody in the world.
Design Issues
Learn to create effective and beautiful design for your pages.
HTML Resources
Guides, tutorials, documentation.
Hypertext Handout
A guide to writing HTML. Printing this handout is recommended. It contains a number of basic HTML tags (codes), a sample page in HTML, and how to link web pages and images.
HTML Workshop
A short tutorial on how to write hypertext markup language. This tutorial is based on an English class exercise. It provides an excerpt from a Doris Lessing novel and asks the student several questions about the reading.
Netscape Composer
The Netscape Composer is an HTML editor.

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Graphics and Color

Graphics Resources
Guides, tutorials, color pickers, image archives.
Color Resources
For understanding how to work with color on a web page.
Imagemaps
How to make an imagemap that is ADA compliant

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Classes

Course Management Software
This was used when I taught continuing education classes to K12 teachers in Atlanta, GA. One class remains to demonstrate my proficiency with this PHP/MySQL system, Moodle . There are many guides, handouts and tutorials associated with this class This guide to How to Join a Class . can help you to log in as a guest.
You are invited to visit the remaining class, A Teacher's Guide to the Internet.
When you are prompted to login, choose the "Guest" button. Visit the Course Web
UNC-Asheville (UNCA) and Warren Wilson College (WWC)
While teaching at UNCA handouts and WWC I developed an extensive website. It's not possible to duplicate that site but some materials are included here. I keep them because they cover such quaint topics as telnet, tin, gopher and Veronica. Enjoy the nostalgia.
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Fulton link share
Fulton web class

Tools

Email Tips
A brief guide to organizing email in Outlook Express and Netscape Messenger.
Guide to the New Version of Fileman (1.5MB PDF)
A guide to using this powerful server side file management tool.
Guide to the Old Version of Fileman
A guide to using this powerful server side file management tool.
Guide to WS_FTP
Step-by-step directions on setting up and using this popular shareware program for Windows computers.

Archived Resources - out of date

UNC-Asheville/Warren Wilson Class Resources
In the 1990s I taught classes in office suite software and in using the Internet as an academic tool at UNC-Asheville and Warren Wilson College. The resources I created are now very out of date so they won't be reformatted for this site. I keep these UNCA/WWC resources because they are quaint and nostalgic.         Enjoy.
Working with IE Favorites
MS Internet Explorer Tips and Tricks
Netscape
Netscape Tips and Tricks
A brief collection of handy configurations for Netscape
Netscape Bookmarks
A guide to using Netscape Bookmarks.

About these Resources

These guides and tutorials assist in constructing webs and communicating in cyberspace. Internet constructions use HTML coding, CSS, pictures, images, color, audio, video.

My current interests include CSS and markup for making my pages more accessible to people in the world who don't, or can't, use graphical browsers: people with physical disabilities and those on the wrong side of the Digital Divide.

These materials range from the mid-1990s to the present. Most were created when I was, variously, an educational technology consultant, teaching at UNC-Asheville and Warren Wilson College, sojourning with CORAL (Collaborative Online Research and Learning), Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Professional Development Department of the Atlanta-Fulton Public School System, and the Mobile Public Library.

Some Really Old materials are included here because they are of historical interest to me - not to mention quaint and nostalgic.


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Last Edited: 15 Apr 2012