Helping Students Learn from Home
n early 2013, the Rochester City School District, acting on an initiative from Albany, wanted to create a framework for displaying educational course materials on the web. I had been contracting with them as an educational courseware developer for three years prior, so they asked me to design it for them.
This system, named “CourseApp” was an improvement over their original plan of creating individual HTML pages for every lesson by easily allowing changes to the material with minimal effort. The pages displayed are optimized for desktop browsers and tablets. I also wrote an extensive manual on how to use, modify and maintain the system.
- Easily modified CSS stylesheets for different looks
- All content is editable via XML
- Each end page has a unique web address