Module Title:   Issues in Web Development and Technology

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0103D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mr D Robison

Additional Tutor(s):   Mr D Forbes

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide an introduction to programming for internet applications and an understanding of current contextual concerns in the fields surrounding the internet (including broadcast media).

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Basic information is delivered in a series of lectures. This is applied through formative sessions, comprising of tutorials, and problem-solving classes. Formative laboratory/practical work is delivered within a virtual environment as on-line tasks, and directed study extends these using the on-line materials and assessed coursework. Student`s technological awareness is assessed via the written exam, and the practical project tests the knowledge and application of appropriate technology. Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   162.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

evaluate programming principles and content design, pertinent to web publishing; understand key debates surrounding social, economic and environmental issues in web and media design.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

manipulate computer code applicable to web technologies; evaluate web publishing technologies, show general knowledge of the basic principles of computer programming.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

engage in critical debate.

  Coursework   50%
  Examination - MCQ   50%

Outline Syllabus:
Program design with an introduction to high-level web languages and scripts, html/xhtml, css coding; internet and intranet FTP; Telnet, Http server systems and connectivity. Internet audiences, content formats, search engine optimisation, political and social issues surrounding the web including sustainability and computing, the `future` of the internet, web 2.0 and social networking.

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