January 21, 2014
Bakersfield College will launch a pilot project this spring aimed at bringing a college course to the community free of charge and free of the typical college-related admissions activities necessary to take a college course.
Learn HTML & CSS, piloted by Bakersfield College computer science faculty member Dr. William Moseley, takes the typical coursework for students seeking to learn to build their own website using HTML and CSS, and provides the curriculum free of charge and online at learnhtmlcss.net. Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner who wants to put together a website? This class is perfect for you.
“I am excited that during our centennial year, we are continuing to strengthen our commitment to the community and we are embarking on a new initiative in opening our classes,” said Bakersfield College president Dr. Sonya Christian. “I am excited for Bill’s research and development project and his plan for studying this open coursework and how it works.”
With this class, students will learn everything they need to know in order to build their own website, or improve the one they have. Designed specifically for small business owners and entrepreneurs, the class runs through May 9. Each week, a new video, reading, or other resource will be provided, and students will proceed through building their website in community with other students. Bakersfield College continues to be committed to our community and will be using this pilot as a foray into opening other classes with relevant content up for open use. Completely outside the traditional Bakersfield College educational system, Learn HTML & CSS is a faculty-driven academic exercise in learning about what happens when education is made free and available to anyone interested in learning.
“It is a very interesting experiment for us,” said Dr. William Moseley, computer science faculty at Bakersfield College. “Instructors and educational institutions are protective and possessive of their intellectual property. This is a relatively big shift in thinking, and the dawn of a new academic understanding of how courses work.”
To register for Learn HTML & CSS, visit learnhtmlcss.net. Check out an explanation video at http://youtu.be/Zrayiz-1SS4.