Connecting class assignments to the real world

Here is something interesting. Dan Fernandez is asking users to rate and vote for different web site designs for Coding 4 Fun. Brian Scarbeau is having his web design students study and rate them. Students will get a taste of what companies actually go through. Typically a company will ask one or more media companies to do site designs for professional web sites. The sponsoring group than has to pick the one that they think best fits the audience will like and get the most use from. Brian is having his students cast their own critical eye on these various designs and evaluate them. What a great great idea to take a real world opportunity and bring it into the classroom.

Comments (2)

  1. mojaam says:

    Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of real world assignments given out. I don’t know why seeing how boring teaching and warning students about a programming language’s syntax or whatever.

  2. AlfredTh says:

    Brian gives his student’s reviews here – – if you are interested.