Progress is linear and exponential. But it sometimes it can loop back to bring other ideas back to light.
Courses used to cover basic HTML and CSS
Began to build course web pages with the help of grant money to fund the projects.
Plug and play applications emerged
helped empower faculty with a move to put courses online where they were centrally managed with a single sign on for students. Students wouldn’t have to learn the dreaded HTML, CSS and FTP, they would all do it through the LMS.
Students would be able to learn without the embarrassment of lack of knowledge.
The idea that students are assigned their own web servers– “honest-to-goodness” web servers with a variety of hosting services
During orientation students would get their own domains where the next 4 years students would be able to build out their own digital identity.
Student would be able to create a flexible work environment allowing for creative development
“Students would build a personal cyberinfrastructure, one they would continue to modify and extend throughout their college career—and beyond.”
“In building that personal cyberin- frastructure, students not only would acquire crucial technical skills for their digital lives but also would engage in work that provides richly teachable moments ranging from multimodal writing to infor- mation science, knowledge management, bibliographic instruction, and social networking.”