In the summer of 2013 Professor Tom Beyer asked for assistance creating a web site structure for his First Year Seminar class to populate. The project was inspired by a previous year’s work titled “The Keys to Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons” The site was developed in WordPress and was used as a content management system where the students were tasked with annotating the entire novel. Each student was assigned certain chapters to annotate and they were all responsible to linking to outside resources that would provide additional context for the story. (A subsequent version of this project is The Keys to S site developed with DMT Leah Lavigne ’16.)
DMT David Puyandayev ’14 developed the initial structure for the site and the class then was introduced to WordPress functionality through a workshop offered by the Academic Technology group at Middlebury. Here is a link to the site which currently boasts over 100,000 views.