Learning with Technology
Managing MultiAuthor Web Sites in FrontPage
Below is the outline of the workshop I gave at the National Education Computing Conferent (NECC) in Seattle in early July of 2003.You may view the presentation from the workshop, go to the site we developed, or check out more FrontPage resources in this web, starting with a FrontPage FAQ. If you have suggestions about what you would like to see, please use the contact form to contact me.
Managing Multiauthor Web sites with FrontPage®: Hands-on Uh-oh’s.
You’ve done a Web but now you are overseeing collaborative student projects or multiple teachers publishing to the server. Make life easier—take this workshop.
Overview and Objectives:
This workshop is for teachers who wish to have their students create projects together and Web masters who have multiple authors working in the same Web site. Web masters who are not professional Web developers will find this particularly useful in helping them figure out how to develop and maintain a site. Participants will learn: (1) Basic Web management in a multiauthor environment that eases maintenance in the future and maintains file integrity; (2) Backup techniques that don’t require expensive hardware and (3) how to use these techniques with a Web Presence Provider or a school-sponsored site. As we will create a multi-author Web site together, we will learn how to handle the “Uh-Oh’s” as they occur and see how good Web management technique can minimize problems.
All work will start with users logging in and creating a Web on a FrontPage extended server. A backup server will be available in case the primary server is down, but Internet access is necessary for the workshop. Participants will create each step in coordination with each other. Problems will occur which will give the participants hands-on experience in the identifying and solving them.
This workshop will address NETS-T I, Technology operations and concepts and is applicable for NETS-T II, Planning and designing learning environments and experiences.
Presenter Background and Qualifications
Derrel Fincher spent fifteen years in engineering and project management prior to becoming a teacher in 1997. He has a B.S. and M.S in Mechanical Engineering, certification in elementary education and K-12 mathematics, and recently received an M.A. in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University. He teaches mathematics and technology courses at the Middle School of the American School in Japan and oversees the Middle School Web site. Not only does he manage the Middle School site, where all teachers publish directly to the server, he has his Multimedia Skills students work in a multiauthor environment. In a cross-grade collaboration with his 6th grade math class and a 4th grade class, he managed forty students authoring in the same site simultaneously. He also has experience with things going horribly wrong when forty-five adults tried to plan a Web site. His background in engineering, where revision control and project management is critical, guides his decisions on Web development. His personal Web site is http://TeachingWithTechnology.net.
Referenced Web Links
Last maintained 11/09/2003
This site best viewed with browsers released in 2001 or later.
Original Content ©2001-2008 by Derrel Fincher, Other rights reserved by individual authors
Do you have suggestions, questions, or comments about anything you see here? Contact me.