A little about me: I'm a middle-aged white-hat hacker who's been on "the net" since 1981 (on Arpanet, USEnet, Bitnet, CSNET, and USENET). I'm fascinated by the history of "the net" and "the web" for many years, and am passionate about the use of these technologies in education, both formal (university/vocational) and informal (DIY and self-education on a wide range of topics).
I'm a believer in interdisciplinary approaches to the web, as demonstrated by my having taught for 3.5 years a course at the University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX) entitled "The Art of Engineering the Web".
The course had three instructors: me (backend/database/HTML/webapps), the head of Video Arts in the Art Department, and a tenured English instructor. Students could take the course for credit in Art, Engineering, or English and the students were broken into interdisplinary teams to produce a website for the semester.
The title of the course was "The Art of Engineering the Web" and it was very well supported by the Honors College and by our respective departments (I was in EE, the video guy was in the Art department, and the English prof (a woman) was of course in the English department).
The experience was uniformly wonderful for all (I think), and I was sad to see the course die (all of us left the University). To this day I keep in touch with some of the students and they are (as far as I can tell) all doing well in web-oriented situations (designers, programmers, and writers or combinations of the three).
I hope I can do a course, or something like it, in the future. I'm currently in a support/IT role and haven't taught for awhile although I loved doing it. One roadblock is that I must go back for at least a Master's Degree in *something* in order to have the academic credentials to even start. I credit our (UTA's) EE department for having the confidence and foresight to let me teach even though the "must have a Master's degree" rule was stretched a bit.