Now that I’m teaching web development full time at Watkins, I’m very interested in networking with other instructors at the college and university level who teach web design and/or development. I think it would be great to start some type of organization for web instructors to share ideas, problems, solutions, etc. I’ve done some research via Google, but can’t seem to find any existing organizations along this line. If you know if any such organization or group, please let me know.
As more and more colleges and universities begin to offer more and more courses in web design and web development (as well as mobile app development, Flash development, etc.) I think a real need is developing to put instructors in touch with each other. Many of us are developing our curriculum completely on our own and it seems it would be very productive to see what others are doing and how they are approaching different topics and subjects.
I’m spending some of my time this summer looking at programs from other colleges and universities and trying to get an idea of how others are approaching teaching these subjects. It’s a real challenge because so much in our field changes so fast and so frequently. You really have to stay on top of things and constantly consider reworking the classes and the curriculum. I hope to reach out to some of the other instructors and teachers at various schools and get their ideas and input.
If you teach web design, web development, coding, Flash, mobile app development or really any other “web” related technology I’d love to hear from you. I think we all have a lot we can learn from and share with each other.