Module Title:   Professional Web Project

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0268D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

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

Principal Co-ordinator:   David Robison

Additional Tutor(s):   TBC

Prerequisite(s):   EM-0103D

Corequisite(s):   None

This module aims to provide space for student-led personal development in the specialism of Web production. The module encourages the development of core web design skills and coheres and consolidates underlying technical skills. The ongoing development of portfolio work, in response to constructive criticism, should be a key output from this module.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Students propose a Web project then research, plan and execute it, using provided personal server space and other available tools, as required. They will receive ongoing direction, feedback and support via a weekly tutorial and `crit` session. The emphasis is very much on `learning through doing`.

A usability testing lab and a presentation preparation session supplement independent project development activity. The determined study of collaboratively resourced learning materials will be the key to student development and success. This personal development and the parallel development of project work will be supported by group feedback, constructive criticism and tutorial discussion.

Students are assessed by way of a project proposal and a presentation/evaluation of the completed online project. Supplementary assessment requires the repair of deficiencies in the original assessment.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   184.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   4.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

-Critically evaluate Web sites in terms of usability, visual design, content and functionality.
-Implement user-focussed design approaches for Web services.

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

-Plan, program and design an intermediate level website.
-Research, scan and evaluate pre-existing tutorials to improve and develop coding and design skills, using independent and collaborative study to make the best use of freely available online resources.
-Manage a server control panel and implement a CMS.

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

-Use project management skills to effectively plan and research intermediate level projects.
-Effectively present to a small audience.
-Demonstrate critical reflection and evaluation skills.

  Coursework   10%
  Project proposal and development schedule
  Coursework   70%
  Web-based project
  Presentation   20%
  Evaluation Presentation (20 minutes)

Outline Syllabus:
Independent study techniques for Web developers, User-focussed design, Usability testing and research, Researching and implementing visual design for the Web, Server control panel use, FTP and HTML, Server side programming, online collaborative working, Open source content management systems.

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