Web

Instructional Packages

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Blog

The term “blog” covers a wide array of online journaling genres. Blogs feature regularly posted texts, images, audio and/or videos and are designed to present the most recent posts at the top of the page. Blogs may be created by an individual or a community with shared interests. See also Video Blog and Audio Blog.

This instructional package includes:
  • Example assignment prompts, and help developing your assignment
  • Grading guides, and help developing a grading rubric
  • In-class workshops that can be delivered in the following lengths:
    • 1 – Standard (~30 min) workshop – Concepts only
    • 2 – Standard (~30 min) workshops – Concepts and Software
    • 1  – Long (~60 min) workshop – Concepts and Software
  • Handouts for students that summarize the basic principles from the workshops
  • One-on-one or small group consultations for students in DesignLab

Professional Website

Professional websites promote an individual person or group. These sites typically place accomplishments, professional interests, contact information and experience at the forefront of the design. The aim is to provide a window into a professional’s background and career.

This instructional package includes:
  • Example assignment prompts, and help developing your assignment
  • Grading guides, and help developing a grading rubric
  • In-class workshops that can be delivered in the following lengths:
    • 1 – Standard (~30 min) workshop – Concepts only
    • 2 – Standard (~30 min) workshops – Concepts and Software
    • 1  – Long (~60 min) workshop – Concepts and Software
  • Handouts for students that summarize the basic principles from the workshops
  • One-on-one or small group consultations for students in DesignLab

Portfolio

A portfolio site allows the creator to display their own work, attract clients, network, and apply for jobs or graduate school. Regardless of the medium, it places the work at the center of the structure and design of the site. Some portfolio sites also contain a personal blog, but the majority use a gallery-style site layout. Portfolios should be easy to navigate and contain a brief description of each piece, with an artist’s or professional statement.

This instructional package includes:
  • Help developing your assignment
  • Grading guides, and help developing a grading rubric
  • In-class workshops that can be delivered in the following lengths:
    • 1 – Standard (~30 min) workshop – Concepts only
    • 2 – Standard (~30 min) workshops – Concepts and Software
    • 1  – Long (~60 min) workshop – Concepts and Software
  • Handouts for students that summarize the basic principles from the workshops
  • One-on-one or small group consultations for students in DesignLab

Social Media Campaign

A social media campaign is a coordinated effort to reinforce or assist with a goal using one or more social media platforms (such as Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram). Unlike everyday social media use, campaigns are designed to focus on increasing an organization’s online presence and user interactions.

This instructional package includes:
  • Help developing your assignment
  • Grading guides, and help developing a grading rubric
  • In-class workshops that can be delivered in the following lengths:
    • 1 – Standard (~30 min) workshop – Concepts only
    • 2 – Standard (~30 min) workshops – Concepts and Software
    • 1  – Long (~60 min) workshop – Concepts and Software
  • Handouts for students that summarize the basic principles from the workshops
  • One-on-one or small group consultations for students in DesignLab

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Want to try something different?

The above options are just a few examples of web instructional packages available.

If you would like to try something different, contact us at designlab@wisc.edu to discuss more options!

Graphic Essay (Web-based)

A graphic essay uses text and images to explore a specific topic. Graphic essays can look like comics or graphic novels, magazines, collages,  artist books, or websites. Graphic essays often first take the form of standard written essays and then have graphic elements added to enrich the reader experience.

This instructional package includes:
  • Example assignment prompts, and help developing your assignment
  • Grading guides, and help developing a grading rubric
  • In-class workshops that can be delivered in the following lengths:
    • 1 – Standard (~30 min) workshop – Concepts only
    • 2 – Standard (~30 min) workshops  – Concepts and Software
    • 1  – Long (~60 min) workshop – Concepts and Software
  • Handouts for students that summarize the basic principles from the workshops
  • One-on-one or small group consultations for students in DesignLab

Check out the Web Resource Page for examples and more about the software available.

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