As a member of faculty in the Computer Media Technology department at Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, MA since 2009, I believe in student-centered learning that draws upon students' life experiences and in using strategies and technologies to maximize opportunities where students can reach their educational goals. One of those strategies is ensuring that students engage with technological tools to solve class problems that prepare them for the workforce. Helping students develo... [more]
I teach PHP as a faculty member in the Computer Media Technology department at Bunker Hill Community College following a step-by-step introduction to the topics which include introduction to Web development and PHP, working with data types and operators. Also, students are introduced to concepts including building functions and control structures, manipulating strings, accessing files and directories, manipulating data in arrays and strings, working with databases and MySQL, manipulating MySQL databases with PHP, managing state information, developing object-oriented PHP, and debugging and error handling. It is my practice to teach by demonstrating and using many real-world examples to give students a very clear and practical understanding of the concepts and lessons in the course. Students who complete the course have the added advantage in the work place that comes from exposure to web development and computer skills. Ultimately, in-depth learning enables any student to manipulate MySQL Databases with PHP, connect to MySQL from PHP, learn how to handle MySQL errors, execute SQL statements with PHP and use PHP to work with MySQL databases.
I have been involved in the following for the past 7 years: Ensure HTML and new XHTML/CSS Style Sheet code conformity with industry standards and continuous validation of pages to comply with ADA (American Disabilities Act) standards. Edit layout, positioning, navigation, look and feel of Web content to maintain consistency and compliancy of updated material to departmental and institutional standards. Train the web design team and support staff in web page updates, proofreading, HTML coding, link evaluation and validation, web page upload and CSS Style sheets.