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Six New Courses Added to the InterACT Curriculum

By Aarron Walter | March 17th, 2010 | Filed in Curriculum, Education, Education TF

Today, six more essential courses join the WaSP InterACT curriculum to help schools prepare their students for a career working on the Web.

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It was just one year ago that The WaSP released its open curriculum project InterACT designed to help educators roll web standards and industry best practices into their courses. InterACT debuted at SxSWi 2009 with eleven courses created by a host of veteran educators and industry pros. Today, six more essential courses (that’s seventeen courses in total now if you’re counting) join our living curriculum to help schools prepare their students for a career working on the Web.

As is true of all InterACT courses, these six new courses contain competencies (the stuff students need to master in order to pass the class), assignments with grading rubrics, exam questions, recommended texts and readings, and technologies required to teach the course.

Though we’ve spent hundreds of hours developing these courses, we know the hardest work is still ahead. We need your help to get these courses into high schools, and colleges around the world. If you are an educator, use these courses (they are free and licensed under Creative Commons). If you are a student, tell your teachers about InterACT (gold star for you!). If you are an industry pro, connect with a local school to let them know about InterACT, or better yet, give a short presentation on web standards in the real world. Regardless of your connection to web education, you can help move the cause forward with a tweet, a blog post, or a conversation with a colleague.

These six courses are just a piece of what InterACT is working on. Stay tuned.

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#1 On March 31st, 2010 7:58 am