Query: Should students be assigned writing Web pages?

Subject: Query: Should students be assigned writing Web pages?
From: GKTWR -at- TTACS -dot- TTU -dot- EDU
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 15:32:40 -0600

Lately, I have become aware of technical communication instructors (as well as
instructors in other writing courses) having their undergraduate students
create Web pages as one of their course assignments. I am not sure this is a
good practice for various reasons. But I would like to know what professional
communicators think.

What are your opinions/experiences on the following:

*How valuable do you think it is to learn to write Web pages in an
undergraduate introductory technical communication course?

*Do you think that the writing skills that one uses in creating a Web page
transfer to other kinds of writing that a person might do on the job?

*Have you ever written Web pages in connection with your work?

The usual disclaimers:
1. Please reply to me, not the list, unless there seems to be general
interest in the topic on the list.
2. If interest is expressed, I will summarize comments and post to list.

And thanks to everyone who takes the time to respond.

Patricia Goubil-Gambrell
Texas Tech University
gkpgg -at- ttacs -dot- ttu -dot- edu

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