Best Reads for Student Assistants?

We’re coming down from the beginning of the year madness… to a certain extent…

But we have some very nice projects starting up, and several new students starting to work with us at the Office of Learning Technology. Be curious if anyone has some good links to resources for students that are just getting into this field?

  • Good learning technology overview articles to read? I’m going to start with:
  • Good “learn it yourself” resource sites for web publishing, graphics, and writing? When I was at UBC in the mid-90’s I used the “learning HTML” tutorial at Maricopa …
    –> Alan, you have no idea the number of students at UBC that learned HTML through the “Learning HTML site — how is that redesign coming < grin >?

  • a good “technology primer ” that describes the campus IT architecture? I’m looking to make sure that we can easily describe the architecture pieces…

Anyway… just curious about what types of things aother people are doing!

If you have any ideas or resource links…. I’d love to hear ’em!

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2 Responses to Best Reads for Student Assistants?

  1. Alan says:

    Thanks for the WritingHTML plug- I do have a very good idea of the feedback; there are more than 3000 email responses. Many of them from the lesson that demonstrates how the mailto: hyperttext link works- the test message goes to me. In hindsight, it was a great idea to collect feedback- we archive the messages:

    Just today I got one from someone in Kenya who said he was in the remotest place on earth. There is the blind woman from Texas working on her web tribute to Randy Travis. A single Mom who taught herself HTML and ended up in a career job as a web designer.

    There are also 1800 registered “alumni”:

    And no, the redesign has not happened yet- I keep putting it off, keep getting distracted by blogs and by RSS reader.

    This will be a complete revision from the ground up- and will be writing XHTML….

  2. Michelle Lamberson says:


    WOW! Must say, reading that.. tears to the eyes… it must be amazing to have that kind of impact. Alan, you are amazing. Not only that, its so cool to have gotten a chance to work with you…

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