Learn the basics of coding and web design during this free, guided MOOC at Newport Public Library!
Course: Learn HTML and CSS
Content provider: Udacity
When: Jan.23 – Feb. 27; Wednesdays 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Where: Maker Lab
What is a MOOC?What is a 'guided' MOOC?What does the class cover?Does it cost anything to participate?Are there any required materials?How much time should I expect to spend on classwork?How do I know if this program is right for me?
A MOOC is a “massive open online course” and represents a new type of model for learning and teaching. Made possible by the spread of the Internet and open-access content, MOOCs are available to anyone with Web access and an interest in learning. There are no limits on attendance, and many courses will have tens of thousands of participants. Most also have an interactive component, offering forums for online discussion as well as opportunities for feedback on assignments.
You can think of a guided MOOC as a kind of learning circle, a free, facilitated study group for people who want to take online courses – with other people in a face-to-face setting. The facilitator is present to help support your learning experience, but he or she is not necessarily an expert in the content you’ll be covering. What learning circles offer is a support group for learning, access to new studying strategies, dedicated weekly study time and space, a network of co-learners, and the ability to learn in a low pressure environment.
HTML and CSS are markup languages that form the building blocks of the web. In this course you will learn how to convert digital design mockups into static web pages. Specifically, you will learn how to approach page layout, how to break down a design mockup into page elements, and how to implement that structure and design in HTML and CSS.
Although some online course providers do charge, many MOOCs are available for free. We’ve selected a self-paced, entirely free course from Udacity.
Each participant is asked to bring his own flash drive and set of headphones (a limited number of headsets will be available free-of-charge each session).
Independent study – doing additional reading and/or tutorial watching on your own time – is encouraged, but not necessary to complete the course. We’ll cover all the videos and activities at our weekly meetings; supplemental materials will also be available for you to consult.
Do you want to understand how computers deliver information? Do you like learning in groups? Are you computer literate – capable of using a keyboard and mouse, managing files on a PC or Mac, and navigating the Web? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you’d probably enjoy this program. Please note: enrollment is limited to 10 participants.