Why should you create one?
Web pages are an excellent way to make information available to students long after you have taught a session. They allow you to:
- Post handouts or information online that you would put on a handout.
- Create online finding aids or pathfinders for a particular topic.
- Provide a central place from which students can work on online activities during the session.
- Provide links to other pages that students might find useful, such as guides to citing and evaluating Web sites, etc.
For more information:
D'Angelo, John and Sherry K. Little. "Successful Web Pages: What Are They and Do They Exist?" Information Technology and Libraries 17 (June 1998): 71-81.
Sowards, Steven W. "A Typology for Ready Reference Web Sites in Libraries." First Monday 3 1999 <http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/594/515> Mar 21, 2001.
Spyridakis, Jan H. "Guidelines for Authoring Comprehensible Web Pages and Evaluating Their Success." Technical Communication 47 (Aug 2000): 359-82.
Williams, Robin and John Tollett. The Non-Designer's Web Book: An Easy Guide to Creating, Designing, and Posting Your Own Web Site. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press, 1998.