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Subject:RE: Software For Students From:bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:46:33 -0600
Here are my recommendations:
3) Web Authoring tool (I recommended EditPad for this)
4) The Lynx web browser (I think this one is shareware)
7) A screen capture tool
I left off MS Office because they're probably going to be exposed to that
one anyway. It's something of a given in college now. For the same reason,
I would rank FrameMaker and RoboHelp at the top of the list. Those are
tools that they are very unlikely to be exposed to outside of the
Teaching HTML with a WYSIWYG editor is a good start, but by all means, make
sure that they can read the underlying code. The Lynx browser is a text
based browser and will help them get a better picture of web accessibility
The flowcharting software is generally overlooked, but I use Visio quite
often to make process flow charts. In my previous job, we actually created
huge troubleshooting procedures entirely in a cheesy shareware flowcharting
program. More than just the actual programs (which are not that difficult
to learn), your students should learn the basics of flowcharts and
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