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INSTG017 Internet Technologies

The delivery of content and information via electronic communication is becoming increasingly dynamic and device-driven. This course introduces students to the basic concepts of markup (including the Extensible Hypertext Markup Language XHTML), website structuring and design, and the issues involved in generating and delivering content dynamically. Topics include the syntax of hypertext markup, cascading stylesheets, SQL, database design and integration, manipulation of images, site structuring, visual design and user interaction.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the module, students By the end of the module students will have an understanding of how content can be ported across different environments. They will be able to create valid hypertext documents and apply appropriate styling, write SQL statements to interrogate databases via a Web front-end and deliver documents over the Web to different devices. They will also be able to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of website design and implementation, especially as regards usability and accessibility for different audiences.

Assessment: Assessment by exam only
Compulsory for: This module is compulsory for students undertaking the MA/MSc in Digital Humanities, MA in Electronic Communication and Publishing, 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 provided in first week

Taught by: Julianne Nyhan


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