INSTG017 Internet Technologies

The delivery of content and information online is becoming increasingly dynamic and device-driven. This module introduces students to the backgroud and workings of the internet; concepts of markup for web pages, website structuring and design; the issues involved in generating and delivering content effectively. Topics include the design, construction and delivery of online content; best practice and standards for technical, accessibility and usability issues; information architecture and user experience; re-purposing of content; dynamic, multimedia and 3D applications on the web.

Learning outcomes: by the end of the module, students will have an understanding of the internet and requirements for effective the web disply; how content can be ported across different online environments; be able to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of website design and implementation, especially with regard to usability and accessibility for different audiences; have a practical understanding of real-world applications of what has been covered in the module.

Assessment: Assessment is by exam only

Core module for: the MA/MSc in Digital Humanities, and MSc in Information Science

Optional for: This module is also available for short course students

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this module, although some familiarity with HTML is assumed. For those with no familiarity with HTML, optional tutorials are run in Induction Week.

Taught by: Simon Mahony


  • Tuesday 14:00 to 17:00 in Term one
  • Location: Physics A1/3 map
  • Followed by Cruciform B115A - Public Cluster map

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