module specification

CC1003 - Introduction to the Internet (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18, but may be subject to modification
Module title Introduction to the Internet
Module level Certificate (04)
Credit rating for module 15
School School of Computing and Digital Media
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 100%   Coursework (Weblearn Submission) *FC*
Running in 2017/18 No instances running in the year

Module summary

This module provides an introduction to the Internet and equips students with necessary knowledge and skills to construct web sites. It also develops an understanding of the basic technology underpinning the Internet and touches on web usability.

Prior learning requirements


Module aims

The principal graduate attributes focused on in the module are A1 and A2.

This module aims to:
• provide an introduction to the underlying technologies of the Internet and Web. [A2]
• develop confidence in the use of appropriate tools and technologies to design a web site. [A1, A2]
• prepare students for further study of Internet development. [A2]


Introduction to the Internet
CSS (e. g. formatting, position and layout, etc)
Basic JavaScript
Website design considerations: e.g. usability and accessibility
Brief introduction of Emerging technologies (e. g. XML, DOM, AJAX etc)

Learning and teaching

The module will be delivered through a variety of lectures, tutorials and workshops. A chat room, On-line tutorial and email facility will be provided for the blended learning mode. The lectures or the on-line tutorials are used to introduce fundamental topics and concepts. Workshops are used to introduce the students to specific Web development skills and to provide supervised practice in them. It also provides one-to-one and face-to-face interaction with the tutor and the rest class. Formative feedback will be provided in the supervised workshops.

Students are expected to spend 150 hours in total on this module.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will:
1. have demonstrated an understanding of the Internet and its associated technologies.
2. have successfully designed and developed Web pages within a web site.
3. have acquired a capability of addressing usability and accessibility issues related to the website design.
4. have gained an awareness of the impacts that the Internet has made to the business and society.

Assessment strategy

This module is assessed by coursework (100%). For the coursework, the students are required to design, develop and publish individually a web site based on detailed guidance on given specifications of the web site. The coursework should be allowed students to demonstrate their

• understanding of the basic Internet technologies and the impacts that the Internet has made to the business and society ; (Learning outcomes 1 and 4)
• competency in designing a website with appropriate tools and technologies. (Learning outcomes 1 and 2)
• capabilities of applying scripting languages to web pages. (Learning outcomes 2)
• understand the structure of the web site and simple navigation principles. (Learning outcomes 2)
• Awareness of website design considerations: e.g. usability and accessibility. (Learning outcomes 3)

1) Coursework specification and requirements will be published in week 1.
2) The interim submission is carried out in week 5, formative feedback will be provided.
3) Final submission: The deadline for the final coursework submission is week 12. The coursework consists of two parts, a published web site (containing at least five web pages) (60%), and supporting documents with approximate 2000 words (40%).


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Krug S., 2005, Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, New Riders, ISBN: 0321344758