Teaching Web Development: A Literature Review
Abstract: Most institutions of higher education offer at least one course in web development; many states also have standards and courses for web development as well. Additionally, private “boot camps” and online platforms for teaching web development are proliferating. Job opportunities in web development are expected to increase by double digits in the coming decade, suggesting that demand for courses in and certifications for web development are likely to increase as well. And yet very little academic work has been done on web development curriculum or pedagogy; similarly, there is little to no formally articulated theories or learning frameworks that have either been specifically designed for or explicitly applied to the teaching and learning of web development. This paper consists of a literature review of extant work on the teaching of web development as well as suggestions for future research for significant topics related to theory and practice. Special attention is paid to issues related to underrepresentation of minoritized persons in the field and issues of web site accessibility.
Presider: Julie Smith, University of North Texas