Web Projects

The DELAWARE LITERARY EVENTS website advertises events of interest to writers and readers around the state.

The ASSOCIATION OF WORKING CLASS ACADEMICS advocates for students and faculty of poverty- and working-class origins, strives to implement reforms designed to assure greater class equity within colleges and universities, establishes relationships and connections between poverty- and working-class academics, and serves as an informational resource for those interested in issues affecting poverty- and working-class people.

SOME HISTORICAL SITES AND PROJECTS

Few, if any, web projects live forever. Below are some of the projects I’ve created that are no longer in active use.

GOLDEN THREADS was founded by an amazing woman named Christine Burton, when she was 80 years old. You can read more about her on the Golden Threads page about her, or on one of the sites about the documentary film made about her: for example, itvs or PBS: POV.

This project was created in Flash as part of the Golden Threads website. Christine Pattee had taken a series of photographs of Alix Dobkin teaching a group of women to sign to one of her songs. Alix kindly allowed us to use the music.

This site for writer Sharon Mitchell was one of the first sites I did that was completely non-academic in nature. 

NYU HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAMS ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOP. I created this site while doing my graduate work at NYU, and teaching in the Opportunities Programs. It includes a Perl/MySql/Flash Tutors Office, where students can upload papers, then tutors can work on them and return them to the students. Doesn’t seem all that sophisticated now, but it was for its time (~2000).

NYU’S CENTER FOR ONLINE LEARNING AND PEDAGOGY. I was primarily a content area specialist on this site, but some of the ideas I developed in that process made their way into the design as well.

OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAMS COMPUTER TRAINING. This is the project I created for my dissertation research. I was studying whether we could use some specific software techniques to help improve learning for students who are not skilled at self-regulation.

I would have better screenshots if I could remember any of the passwords to get into the project.

VISUAL GUIDE TO WRITING. I started this site in grad school, as a way of learning HTML. I soon started working with Director, though, and switched almost exclusively to interactive software for some time. I always meant to get back to this and finish it. Maybe someday I’ll modernize it and finish it up.

The first website I developed for myself, sometime in the 90s, to teach myself HTML and basic JavaScript. I learned many things from creating this site, including–no matter how much you like the fancy font, it is not a good idea to assemble every menu on your entire website from images that have to be created and maintained in Photoshop.