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If you are teaching a web design class and if you want your students to learn how to create a web portal using open source software called dotnetnuke then there is some curriculum that you can have for free.  There's even a forum to post questions and you can download videos of the lessons to use to learn dotnetnuke.

The curriculum will have your students create a web portal for Comp Sci High School. They will create pages and add modules to those pages. In addition, they will learn how to skin modules and the site. Finally, they will be able to create their own modules using Visual Basic.NET.

You will need to download Visual Web Developer, SQL Server Express and if you want your students to learn how to program their own modules then you will need to purchase a copy of Open Smart Module 

I've used the curriculum in my class for a couple of years now and my students learned a great deal. It's worth looking at and using with your students. There are several links and resources on my site that you can use as well. Good luck!


Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 5:35 PM | Back to top

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