OER20: Back to the Fundamentals Workshop

Reclaim Hosting in partnership with Coventry University are holding an event for educators on 31 March at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab in Coventry.

To teach on the Web you need to think like the Web. The World Wide Web forms a big part of everyday life as well as work and study. It’s where we share knowledge, form opinions and engage with journalism, politics, education, culture and science. To engage critically with how the Web works, participate fully in day-to-day online activities, and understand how to make sure the Web is an open and participatory space for others, we need to know how it works and have access to the means of web production. This event is running in association with OER20.

When: 31 March 2020 10am-4pm
Where: Coventry University
Cost: £75

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This workshop will provide an in-depth, hands-on examination for beginner and intermediate internauts on how various elements of the Web works within a LAMP server environment. It will offer participants a greater comfort-level with how DNS works, the basics of the FTP protocol, various uses and abuses of command line, file management, editing basic HTML and PHP code, as well as dissecting how database-driven applications works. The workshop will provide all attendees with their own sandbox server environment to work within, and each part of the workshop will provide an overview of the technology followed by a hands-on activity that will put theory into action!

What are the benefits?

Attendees will know what the Open Web is, have hands-on experience of navigating web hosting, and be in a position to embed active use of the Web (e.g. creating your one websites, web production, publishing open resources) in teaching and learning.

Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to know more about how the World Wide Web works and experiment with active use of the Web to develop learning activities and/or authentic assessment. The workshop is aimed at beginners, so if you are curious about how the Web works but don’t feel techie then this session is for you!

Reclaim Hosting

Founded in 2013, Reclaim Hosting provides educators and institutions with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control. Our goal is to make the process of offering a flexible web space and domain name to your students as easy as possible and giving you the support you need to make it all happen.

Location and accessibility

The Frederick Lanchester Library is located on Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DD. Access is via the main entrance which is marked with a large clear sign above the door. Full details about getting there and venue accessibility will be included in joining instructions sent to registered attendees before the event. You can find out more information about the event and the venue, here.