LINGUIST List 7.553

Sat Apr 13 1996

Sum: Web pages for Intro Ling courses

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Message 1: Web pages for Intro Ling courses

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 1996 23:33:55 MDT
From: asanoColorado.edu <asanoColorado.edu>
Subject: Web pages for Intro Ling courses

Dear subscribers,
Several days ago, I posted an inquiry on web pages made for intro ling
courses. I got some responses from some subscribers, including some who
asked me to post a summary. The following is the summary:

First off, I'd like to thank the following subscribers for pointing to
their web pages:
Mike Gasser (Indiana U.), David Schneider (U. of Delaware), Robert Beard
(Bucknell U.), Tom Field (U. of Maryland), Ray Dougherty (NYU).

URLs:
- http://silver.ucs.indiana.edu/~gasser/L503/home.html
- http://www.udel.edu/idsardi or http://www.udel.edu.tpurnell
- http://www.bucknell.edu/departments/linguistics/
	(with Linguistics Fun page)
- http://cnsvax.albany.edu/~alin220/index.html
	(with Languages and Films list)
- http://research.umbc.edu/~tfield
- http://www.nyu.edu/pages/linguistics/ling.html
	(not an intro course but with free software and figures)

In fact, that's all I could get in these several days. I think there
should be more ...

Notes on instructors who are thinking of creating web pages:

- Look for a support service at your institute. I found that there is
a good support service to work with instructors to create web pages at
my university. Until I look for such a service, I never knew that.

- You can create web pages rather easily (without learning HTML) by
using a software generally called 'authoring tool'. If you use a
search engine (e.g. yahoo) and search with HTML, I'm sure you can find
some ftp sites you can download it for free. Also, if you know how to
view 'source' on your web browser, you can view it and incorporate in
your web pages.

 - Some softwares mentioned: Web Edit, HotDogPro (HTML editor), CorelDraw,
 Corel PhotoPaint, Adobe PhotoStyler, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Pagemill
 (graphics)

- Still, it takes time. One subscriber said that it is expected about
four times as long as you think. Getting the material ready and making
it work on the web takes twice as long as you think.

- I asked one subscriber with a (local) newsgroup on the course's web
site how much it was used by students. The answer was 'not very
active at all'. So, it may still be difficult for students to take
advantage of those Internet tools for courses (but not for fun ...).
In fact, one of the above sites has an instruction on how to use
Internet ...

Thank you all for your interest!

-Yoshi Asano, PhD student, University of Colorado at Boulder
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