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					      OU Educate:
Implementation of a New
    WYSIWIG Tool for
 Maintenance of Personal
       Web Pages
                 May 25, 2005
 Mary Schoeler
 David McQuin
 Kathi Dutton
 Don Michaels
OU Educate - Perspective

  History
  Redesign of Campus Web Site
  Companion product
  Previously needed unix commands and FTP
  Hard to maintain department and personal
  web pages
OU Educate - Perspective
OU Educate Overview
OU Educate

•WYSIWIG editing tool for web pages
  similar to FrontPage or DreamWeaver

•Accounts automatically created for faculty and
  students
OU Educate

 Browser based
        available on any computer
        available at any time

 •use IE 5.5 or higher in Windows

 •other browsers and platforms work
OU Educate
 Compatible with other editors
 Saves files directly to your public-
  html directory
    no ftp
    no delay
OU Educate Skills and Tasks
 • Saving Backups     • Spell Checking

 • Web Page Editor    • Editing Tables

 • Inserting Text     • Pasting from MS Word

 • Inserting Links    • Uploading Files, not drag
                        and drop
 • Inserting Images
                      • Editing in full HTML
                        mode
OU Educate
Easy to use
OU Educate
Faculty workshops
Training CD
Web based training
CS101
OU Educate Solution for
Students
CSC 101 – Tools for
Computing
   General Education course
       Computer Literacy
 6 – 100 student sessions per
  semester
 Students also enroll in 1-hr
  lab/week
 1,350 students annually
Lab#2
Pico, HTML, IE
   In this lab students learned how to
    create a simple web-page.
     Telnet into Rocky
     Using Unix commands
        • Create public-html directory & set
          privileges
        • Copy html template into their account & set
          privileges
        • Use Pico to edit template
        • Open IE to view newly created page
Problems
   Time consuming

   Students confused & over-whelmed

   Students find it difficult to maintain
    a web-presence in subsequent
    semesters
Support


 Handouts
 Web-based
Tutorials
 Training
Workshops

				
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