module specification

CU1002 - Enhanced Web Development (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18, but may be subject to modification
Module title Enhanced Web Development
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%   A Portfolio of Work *FC*
Running in 2017/18 No instances running in the year

Module summary

This module focuses on the basic principles and techniques of preparing animated graphics and short simple movies for web applications, adding interaction to animated graphics/movies and delivering this within a small web site. Students will study the necessary theoretical background and then deliver a practical application which includes interactive graphics on web pages.
 

Prior learning requirements

Students should be able to create basic web pages containing simple links and images and text, and have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.

Module aims

This module aims to build on the skills students have already gained in Website design and introduces students to more advanced issues such as adding diverse media types into a coherent presentation. It also aims to teach students how to evaluate, select and use relevant techniques for developing web sites which include interactive graphical content. [A2, A3].

Syllabus

Designing for different media
Clients, servers, and data transfer
Different media types
Interactive design principles
Creating and converting digital assets – photographs, video clips, sound files, and animations.
Adding interactivity – making buttons
Adding advanced interactivity – scripts

Learning and teaching

The teaching method used will be lectures/seminars (2 hours/week) combined with workshops (2 hours/week). The main emphasis will be on development of practical skills to enable students to complete various tasks involved in creation of the web site. New concepts will be introduced in lectures/seminars, and students will be set practical exercises to do each week in workshops, thus building their confidence in the environment. The practical workshops will be conducted on a student-centred basis with a workshop supervisor (lecturer) available to give assistance to individual students as required.

Students are expected to spend 150 hours in total on this module including the class contact hours (4 hours per week plus an additional 90 hours independent study).

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Differentiate between static and interactive aspects of graphics for web applications. [A2]
2. Recognise and evaluate different techniques required to create appropriate graphics for web applications. [A2]
3. Build consistent interactive graphics using relevant techniques. [A3]
4. Integrate diverse media types. [A3]

Assessment strategy

Assessment will be based on the ability to:

• Interpret a design brief and propose a solution.
• Display competence in using appropriate software to develop an online multimedia application.
• Create multimedia digital material.
• Develop a multimedia application for online delivery.

The coursework assignment provides an opportunity for the student to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of topics discussed during the seminar. Students will submit a part submission of culmultive work in week 5 and the portfolio of completed exercises will be summatively assessed in week 12 (see below).

Bibliography

Bishop S. (2007) The Web Collection Revealed Standard Edition: Delmar.

Dean D. (2007) Adobe Web Suite CS3 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies. John Wiley

Warner J. (2007) Dreamweaver for Dummies. Wiley Publishing.