HTML Learning Object
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Course Description
This short course on HyperText Markup Language (HTML) provides the opportunity  to acquire the skills necessary to create an individual Web page that can be published on the World Wide Web. Course content provides on-line tutorials and references pertaining to using HTML and a text editor to create a personal Web page.  
Individuals possessing basic computer skills with a desire to learn how to make a personal web page using HyperText Markup Language (HTML).  

The materials presented are introductory but do assume that students have a basic knowledge of the Windows desktop, a browser, and using the Internet.  

Necessary skills include: opening and closing applications; naming and saving documents; and attaching assignment files to an e-mail message.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes
You will have mastered the material in this course when you can:
Articulate a definition of HTML
Add and save HTML in  a document in a  HTML text editor
Add a background
Add text in various sizes
Insert a horizontal rule
Create links to other Web pages
Create an e-mail link
Download and insert an image file from the Web
Create ordered and unordered lists
Create a table with content
View your Web page in a browser

Materials Needed

In this class you will need access to the Internet to post your final assignment to your come page.  Additionally, you will need a text editor, Web browser, email, and an FTP client.  All of these are available free on the Internet (see resource page).  



Required Reading

Most of the required reading for this course is included as part of  the on-line tutorials.  By following the links on this Website for each week, you will see any additional requirements.     

Suggested Reading
Students are not required to purchase any additional materials to complete this course.  Readings that are on the suggested reading list are intended to serve as future references for the HTML student.  These suggestions are text books that are accessible through purchase or your library.

  • Bain, S. & Gray, D. (1996) Looking good online:  The ultimate  resource for creating effective Web designs.  Triangle Park, NC:  Ventana Communications Group.  

  • Burns, Joe.  (1998).  HTML Goodies.  New York, NY:  Que Books

  • Meyers, Paul, F.  (1999).  The HTML Web Classroom.  Upper Saddle River, NY:   Prentice Hall. 



Assignments are listed by week.  You will complete a set of tutorials and then produce a personal Web page that will contain basic features that are common to many Web pages.  


Good Luck!


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