Course Description

The purpose of an educator’s Web site is to teach, inform, and communicate. This course provides K-16 teachers with the knowledge and skills to expand classroom technology use by designing and publishing a professional educational Web site. Content will focus on the features of an effective educational Web site, and the use of Web development software tools to design, develop, enhance, and publish the site.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of the course, each participant should be able to do the following:
  1. Recognize and appraise the impact of Web technologies and use of a teacher Web site to increase student learning and promote collaboration.
  2. Examine and utilize Web development technologies, tools, and strategies to design, build, and populate an educational Web site.
  3. Develop a dynamic Web site component that is specific to Web 2.0 online collaboration.
  4. Appraise the value of and initiate development of a teacher e-portfolio with the purpose of modeling digital-age work and showcasing accomplishments.
  5. Examine and utilize Web development technologies, tools, and strategies to publish and maintain an educational Web site.
  6. Collaborate with other educational professionals regarding technologies with the intention of improving student engagement and learning.


System Requirements
  • Computer with word processing software
  • Internet access connection
  • Online video viewing capabilities/Adobe flash player
  • Software capable of reading PDF files

NOTE: Additional software will be used, but will either be free and open-source or trial versions, and will be based on the individual needs of each teacher’s Web site development and deployment needs. The instructor will work closely with each teacher to assist in determining the appropriate software.


Educators enrolled in the course are required to hold a baccalaureate degree.

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Section Title
Creating Educational Websites: Increasing Student Achievement with Professional Web Integration
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Connecting Link.

Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Michael McGowan is the course facilitator
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