Once you have created your web space, the next thing to be done is to put some content on it. It is not an easy job since it requires a lot of research, writing, gathering, organising and editing information, because you are expected to publish quality content on the website that will be available for wider audience. The contents you put on your website may consist of graphics, prose, pictures, recordings, movies, or other media that could be viewed by a web browser.
At the beginning of the Internet, web developers developed their own contents. However, in time web development became a challenging thing to be done by a single person, because it involved a variety of technologies, such as graphic design, multimedia development, professional writing, and documentation. Moreover, search engines are looking for high quality, unique content, which requires specialists in each field to enable this. Another thing to be kept in mind when developing web content is the keyword-stuffed content, which will enable your web site to be recognised by search engines, and thus made available to the wider audience.
Each web site should be well organised when it comes to its contents. This is why, for the purpose of our Digital Literacy for EFL Students course, we decided to introduce three sections to our web site. The first section is titled About Us, and it contains short biographies of the participants in this course. The second section is titled Tetovo Education, because we decided to provide quality content about the schools our participants go to, both primary and secondary, as well as to give visibility to the schools that are not represented on the Internet with their own content, at least not all of them. Students were encouraged to research, and provide information regarding both the advantages and disadvantages of their immediate learning environments, and to prepare short articles sharing their personal experiences and views on education in Tetovo, regarding their respective schools. The third section is titled Tetovo Entertainment. Here, we wanted to provide content regarding a variety of amenities that attract the attention of the young population, such as: a sports club or facility; a coffee bar or a disco club popular with the young population; a culture centre including theatrical groups that work with young actors; NGOs that offer youth programs such as debate clubs or youth activism; and museums, or even shopping malls that young people find attractive.
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