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"America always makes the right decision... after exhausting all the wrong ones"

paraphrase of President Eisenhower

CSE625 - Introduction

     Creating Websites (CSE625) is an adventure into discovering the coding for creating websites and its value and advancing from your comfort zone into areas beyond. While most of the work will be done around the Dreaweaver program, other forms of website creation will be explored. Once the basic features of text, images, links and CSS are mastered, the students will individualize their projects to meet their skiils and needs by adventuring into Flash, forms, inactive features, advanced design, php, scripts and much more. Ultimately the students will create a website that enhance their careers and future, and incorporate features challenging their own skills. In a perfect world the students would be on the doorsteps of creating interactive educational projects.

About the Instructor

     My bachelors degree is in mathematics. DenvyAfter graduation and a year of graduate work, I worked for ten years as a mathematician programming computers and establishing computer systems in Alaska. The next fifteen years were spend in a remote part of Alaska near Denali, also called Mt McKinley, North America's highest and arguably most beautiful mountain, raising our family of three and making wooden toys. As our children moved on, I adventrued into the position of director of student activities at Jamestown College, my Alma Mater in North Dakota. Three years later we moved to Oregon where I earned my MS Ed-IT at Western Oregon University. Since graduation I have taught at Chemeketa Community College and at Western.

     Currently we live in the foothills of the coastal range a short drive from WOU. Here we built our dream home which we share with our dog, cats and several farm animals. Back in Alaska our oldest son works on the North Slope. Just a short distance north of us in Puyallup, Washington, we have two early elementary grandsons and in the center of the continent we have two middle high granddaughters and a toddler grandson. Now with Medicare as a part of our lifestyle, we cherish our family and friends, which includes our students.