About the AIR Web Site Project
The purpose of the AIR Web Site project is to provide consistent anytime/anywhere online accessibility to teaching, learning, and curriculum management support for instructors through the use of Web-based technology. This project serves as a model for other components of a college-wide performance support web (Virtual Learning Commons).
Year 1 - Concept and Design
Building a web site is a lot like building a house – it happens in phases. In Year 1 (2004-05) of this 3-year project, we developed the blueprints – from concept to layout to supporting framework.
Year 2 - Building the Web Site
In Year 2 (2005-06), we built the structure – the look-and-feel of the site (the walls and roof), the basic subject layout (the rooms), and the navigation features (the stairs and hallways). We even put in some content – carpeting, appliances, countertops, and some storage areas (SCORE, Shareable Common Resources) - like closets, cupboards, and shelves. And we also hooked up the communication system (Sharepoint) – analogous to a telephone and intercom.
Year 3 - Making it Habitable
So, we are a work-in-progress. When you visit our Open House you will find a lot of useful material on the AIR site – but please bear in mind that it’s not finished by any means. We’re ready for Year 3 (2006-07) and we would like your help in completing our site. We need lots of content – the furniture and accessories. And, we need books for the book shelves, documents for the filing cabinets, and supplies in the cupboards.