WSC: Consumer Edition eBooks

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Project details:

  • Editor: Alexander Dawson
  • Status: Announced
  • Updated: 1 March 2012


This resource will act as a handy all-in-one reference guide to the Web Standards Curriculum (WSC) from the point of view of those who are likely to use it most often: Trainers, Advocates and Students. It will also serve as a starting point for identifying which supplementary materials could be forged to enhance the WSC further. The content of these guides will introduce the WSC and why it matters, how to use it in co-ordination with other W3C specifications and recommendations, frequently asked questions relating to the curriculum, and other information that would otherwise be deemed separate from the WSC but central to establishing it as a worthwhile alternative to existing methods of teaching current Web standards and technologies.


Below are the three editions being created:

  • WSC: Educators Edition (Listed as E) - Aimed at teachers, administrators, trainers, personal tutors, and other academics.
  • WSC: Advocates Edition (Listed as A) - Aimed at groups, associations, individuals, sites, or businesses promoting the WSC.
  • WSC: Students Edition (Listed as S) - Aimed at students (academic or self-taught) that wish to use the WSC in their studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction (E/A/S)
    • eBook overview explaining what this is about
    • Who is this intended for (edition reader notes)?
    • The benefits of this over other projects for you!
    • Why does it matter and how does it affect me?
    • Links to the W3C, WebED, WEST and details
  2. Roadmap (E/S)
    • An intro to WebED for total beginners & pro's
    • Methods to streamline the learning process
    • Tips, tricks, advice for following the content
    • Best practices for using materials (examples)
    • A pathway to the content and tools offered
  3. Edition Details (See below)
    • E: Making the move - Checklist & primer guide
    • E: Qualifications, Internal training & partnering
    • A: Train the trainers & The outreach process
    • A: WebED Contribution instructions & details
    • S: Assignments: Making the most of your work
    • S: Self-study - A basic guide for the rest of us
  4. FAQ (E/A/S)
    • Licensing, copyright and protecting all involved
    • Standards, Guidelines and philosophy policies
    • Time considerations, practical applications, etc
    • Accessibility needs, software needs and more
    • Want to contribute? Have feedback? Fantastic!
  5. Further Reading (E/S)
    • Using what's not included in the curriculum
    • WebED partners and identifying safe sources
    • Underlying code, testing and responsibilities
    • Understanding W3C specs and utilizing them