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HCC web teacher competes for award

December 15, 2011
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Sean Maher, a web and multimedia instructor at Hagerstown Community College, recently competed in the 2011 Adobe Educators' Choice Awards, where he was a runner-up in the category of Higher Education Digital Arts and Media.

Held annually, the awards are open to all educators age 18 and older who are employed at a K-12 school or an accredited institution of higher education. According to Adobe's website, the contest is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), the United Kingdom and the United States. Educators are asked to submit projects, lesson plans, curriculum, presentations, or tutorials for judging by the online Adobe Education Exchange community. This year's contest was held from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31.

Maher's submission, titled "Dreamweaver Templates: A six-page site in 10 minutes," was a tutorial for Web designers on how to create a multipage website using Dreamweaver's template system. Maher teaches the tutorial in his Web Design I courses, where students use it as a base for creating their final class projects. Maher created the tutorial using PowerPoint, Camtasia and Dreamweaver software.

To view the tutorial, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwvI-YT2s4U. To find out more about HCC's web and multimedia technology programs, go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/academics/divisions/technology-computer/web.

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