Christian Montoya has a series of articles about teaching web design using standards. Here’s a quote from his latest post: Teaching Web Standards | Christian Montoya: “. . . we simply presented the tools and techniques to the students, and showed them what they would be capable of doing. It wasn’t about doing things the ethical way, but doing them the best way. Many students were learning Web design for the first time. They had the privilege of learning the modern way to build websites from the start. By now, we have a class full of students who know, and to varying degrees understand, technologies that many seasoned web designers still have trouble learning. I think this is something to be proud of. The most important thing is that students have learned all of this simply by doing.”
The series begins here and contains several interesting posts so far.