WEB115 Blackboard

Wake Tech – web technologies

Project recap

Client

Wake Technical Community College

Date

2013-2018

Summary

Instructor for HTML5 & CSS3, WordPress, Javascript, and Web Design classes (online, seated, and hybrid) at Wake Tech Community College. Create lectures, assignments, projects, grading, & guest speakers; Blackboard Learning Management System for course content.

Skills

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Project details

Background

Wake Tech Community College offers both Web Developer and Web Designer programs. Students can earn either professional certificates or two year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees.

Problem

Demand for web courses offered by Wake Tech's Computer Technologies division continues to increase. To meet this need, Wake Tech hires part-time adjunct instructors to supplement full-time staff.

Solution

I've taught web classes as an adjunct instructor at Wake Tech for several years. Besides filling the need for more instructors, adjuncts also bring valuable industry perspective & real-world experience into the classroom.

Tools & resources

Adobe Creative Cloud, Chrome Developer Tools, Blackboard LMS, various text books & instructional aids.

Discussion

Each course lasts 16 weeks, has one mid-term and one final exam. During the semester, class consists of lecture, assignments, quizes, & occasional guest speakers. Assignments are graded weekly and discussed (with Q&A) the following week in class.

Textbook table of contents are included below.

Student feedback

Comments from instructor evaluations:

  • … above and beyond … more than what was required …
  • I liked that he went over examples for every chapter, every lecture.
  • … always prepared … always helpful.
  • ... works by his schedule. If something changes he lets you know.
  • ... really appreciate his attention to student needs.
  • … excellent guest speakers … very encouraging …
  • … always willing to help and work with you.
  • … answers all the questions … if not, he would get back to me ...
  • I enjoyed his class …
  • One of the better teachers at Wake Tech.
  • supportive instructor – wants to help students learn.
  • ... one of the nicest and most understanding teachers I've ever had!
  • … gave me plenty of second chances, I can’t thank him enough.
  • … very professional and helpful, and had great guests for class!
  • … nice, helpful, and funny. ... email him, he responds as soon as possible.
  • ... lectures are clear, informative, and understandable.
  • Professional and courteous.
  • Great teacher … fun class.
  • ... awesome instructor … great at engaging the class.
  • knowledgable and a great resource. I looked forward to coming to his class.
  • … as long as he keeps teaching at Wake Tech, students will prosper.
  • … WONDERFUL teacher. I wish all teachers were like him. Not only did he make learning fun, he kept our attention throughout the ENTIRE semester EVERY class.
  • … one of the best.
  • … I really enjoyed all the extra tips … super awesome instructor, great class 🙂
  • … always willing to help, approachable, and knowledgable. Keep him around!
  • … a cut above the rest … brings lots of passion to the course …
  • very inspiring and infectious … makes a tremendous difference … .
  • ... teachers like Doug are rare … my most enjoyable learning experience. A+.
  • I would take another class with him.
  • … goes above and beyond to add updated content and relevant information.
  • I would recommend this instructor to others.
  • Listened intently ... wanted every student to succeed …

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