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INST6002 Web Technologies, Users and Management

Course overview:

This 1st year, undergraduate core course covers both the technical aspects of website construction and maintenance, and the related topics of good design and ongoing management of web-based information systems, user behaviour and digital business issues, for both an organisation's internal and external purposes. It aims to develop an appreciation of web-related technologies user behaviour in such environments and of best practice in the creation, organisation and maintenance of accessible websites. It focuses on developing skills in using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and XML and covers aspects of user experience design and web data management.

Learning outcomes:

On completing the course students should:

  • understand the basic principles of website operation
  • be familiar with HTML and related tools and markup and scripting languages for web development
  • recognise the importance of structure and design for purpose, understand user behaviour and business issues in the web environment
  • understand issues related to web accessibility and techniques for developing good practice for accessible design. 


Assessment:
Assessment by coursework (50%) and examination (50%).

Compulsory for: BSc Information Management for Business.

Optional for: None. This module is available for short course students.

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this module.