June 12, 1998
"Web Publishing and Design" is Next Generation Online Training From O'Reilly and DES
SEBASTOPOL, CA--Online training is finally ready for prime time.
O'Reilly & Associates and Digital Education Systems (DES) have wedded
the Web's interactive capabilities with elegant, user-friendly course
design to create an online learning experience that goes beyond
previously available courseware. Fittingly, they are creating a series
of ten Web-based courses for Web developers. "Web Publishing and
Design," the introductory course in the series, is now available.
A complete course description and registration information are at
"Web Publishing and Design" is designed for the novice who wants to
create a web site from scratch. Course material is based on O'Reilly's
"HTML: The Definitive Guide," the bestselling and most highly respected
guide to HTML. With the course's Online Lab, students can write and
check their code as they learn. To complete the course, they
demonstrate the breadth of their learning by completing a capstone
project--they design a working web site.
Topics in "Web Publishing and Design" include:
- HTML tags, columns, rows, tables, and colors
- Introduction to Web browser and plug-in software
- Creating and manipulating images and multimedia
- Mastering tables, style sheets, and frames
- Understanding push/pull and interactive, multimedia content
- Page and site design issues
Because the course is available via the Web or intranets, it's
well-suited for both individual and group learning. Online labs,
code-checkers, virtual white boards and other interactive elements
bring the experience of being in a classroom to the desktop. Students
learn on their own time, at their own pace, at home or work.
Instructors can teach from anywhere.
"Web Publishing and Design" provides a ready-to-go framework for
businesses and training companies looking to present in-house training
with their own instructors. Web-based courses also offer a complete
curriculum for college and university distance learning and extension
Educators and trainers who are interested in licensing "Web Publishing
and Design" and other O'Reilly/DES training courses can contact Joe
Sinsheimer (303/573-1284). For International licensing inquiries,
contact Ron Tomich (707/829-0515). Individuals can take the course at
an introductory price of $199. To register for the course, go to
Michelle Koff of O'Reilly at 800/998-9938
(707/829-0515), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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