66 Goulburn St
Sydney, New South Wales

Developing curricula and training for the next generation of web designers and developers often feels like shooting at a moving target. Best practices are constantly evolving, and difficult to keep track of, while standards seem to constantly emerge and be updated. Browsers upgrade at a seemingly furious pace. As a consequence, it’s a real challenge for education and training to prepare students for the needs of industry by equipping them with the proper foundational knowledge of current best practices and standards.

Ed Directions, a highly focussed, in-depth, whole day symposium, will address this challenge, by helping teachers, trainers, course and curriculum developers, and others in the education field keep abreast with the latest developments in standards and industry best practice, and to develop and deliver the best possible curricula and courses.

Who is this workshop for?
If you are involved in developing or delivering education for web designers and developers, whether in the secondary, post secondary, vocational or the commercial sector, this day is for you. As this is not a day for learning the technologies and techniques themselves, a general knowledge of technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS, and subject areas such as Accessibility will be assumed. There will however be no requirement to put this knowledge into practical application on the day.

What will you cover?
The day will be divided into 4 sessions:

Session 1: HTML semantic markup and web content technologies
Session 2: Cascading style sheets and web presentation
Session 3: JavaScript and Ajax
Session 4: Accessibility and usability

with each session featuring:

* a renowned domain expert giving an overview of current best practice, standards, as well as commonly used and taught, but outmoded, technologies and techniques
* experts in the education sector, covering the resources available (commercial, free, and open) to develop curricula and training courses
* experienced teachers and trainers with a track record of success in developing and delivering training in this area, sharing their real world experience
* interactive sessions to put these all this knowledge into practice, and share experiences with professionals facing the same challenges as you

Official Website: http://south09.webdirections.org/workshops

Added by MaxineSherrin on May 10, 2009

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