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SiteMaker

SiteMaker
Quote: “UM.SiteMaker is a program to help University of Michigan faculty, students and staff quickly create websites without having to know about a lot of technical details. All aspects of website authoring with UM.SiteMaker are accomplished using a web browser, by filling in forms, checking boxes, etc. It also allows local support staff to efficiently help with website creation and maintenance.”
Comment: This product is not currently available (though a licensing agreement has been signed to make it available to other institutions…but that’s not the point. Like Recombo and CourseGenie featured here last week – this is an example of next generation products that take the technology out of elearning (or at least make the technology very easy to use). I think we are just at the beginning stages of these types of products. Technology is moving to the next stage of adoption in education…until now it has been reserved for highly motivated, technically proficient people…so programs like Dreamweaver were fine. However, they are too complex for large scale adoption…hence – user-friendly transparent software.